Are your coworkers forced to report to work when they have been exposed to COVID-19? Is management insisting on providing services in-person that could be remote? It feels like we’re living in an episode of “Black Mirror” or “The Twilight Zone,” but this is the reality in County Libraries where I work.
As fellow public and nonprofit service professionals, you know as well as I do that the bosses will get away with whatever they can, whenever they can. If they do this to us, they’ll do it to you next (or maybe they already have).
The only way we can make sure our health and safety are protected is by fighting back with the power of our union. Just today, County Executives gave in to our demand for better, more protective respirator masks to be distributed to Library staff. It’s not enough, but it’s a real win for workers.
As you’re reading this, you might be thinking, “What about my workplace?” You might say, “We need respirators,” or “We need time off when we’re sick.” I want you to know that County Library staff will stand with you in your fights too.
After you sign the petition, please feel free to respond to this email to let us know how we can support you and your coworkers. We are all stronger together!
Library Steward and Worksite Power Builder
SEIU Local 221
P.S. – Sign up a nonunion member, to grow our power and show management we are standing strong. You can sign a membership card online by following this link.