The labor movement is working nonstop to ensure that workers devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic receive the protections and support they need.
YOU CAN HELP! Here are links where you can get involved and make sure the voices of working people are heard and their needs are met.
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NOTE: Two more actions have been added since our original post; if you have more, please send them to us at [email protected]
APWU: #SaveThePostOffice Day of Action July 23 - Call Your Senators
The Postal Service is in a crisis, caused by the Coronavirus, and Congress needs to act, urgently. CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION
AFSCME District Council 20: Tell DC City Council - support workers in the Budget Support Act!
While the coronavirus pandemic has hit communities like ours incredibly hard, it is irresponsible for local government to balance budgets on the backs of essential workers. the District of Columbia City Council is voting on a Budget Support Act that as of right now includes no language honoring pay increases for AFSCME workers in the District. Write a letter here.
Actors' Equity: Protect Theatre Professionals Who Have Lost Their Health Care
Tell Congress to pass the Worker Health Coverage Protection Act, a key step to help ensure out-of-work artists can still get access to health insurance. TAKE ACTION NOW!
AFSCME: Demand State and Local Aid
Front-line public service workers are putting their lives at risk to fight this pandemic, but if Congress doesn’t pass state and local aid, these public service workers could be thanked with a pink slip. Call your senator and demand Congress to deliver as much state and local aid as needed to keep our public services running. CALL NOW!
AFSCME: Tell the White House to Activate the Defense Production Act
Tell President Trump to activate the Defense Production Act and direct businesses to accelerate the manufacturing of N95 masks, respirators, ventilators, gloves and other personal protective equipment our workers desperately need. SEND A LETTER
AFT: Healthcare Workers Need Protective Equipment Now
Tell the White House healthcare workers should have immediate, free access to being tested and adequate protections to ensure their safety and that of their patients. SIGN THE PETITION
ATU: Demand Stronger Protections for Workers
Transit agencies and private transit companies need to provide stronger safety protections for frontline transit workers. TAKE ACTION NOW!
ATU: Help Save the Motor Coach Bus Industry
Tell Congress to provide the highest level possible of direct emergency funding to intercity bus companies that have been devastated by COVID-19. SIGN THE PETITION
ATU: Save Public Transit in Our Communities
Tell Congress to provide highest level possible of direct emergency funding to public transit agencies to protect our workers and keep transit buses rolling. SIGN THE PETITION
CWA: We Need to Use the Defense Production Act Now!
Tell President Trump to mandate the immediate production of all the personal protective equipment, tests and ventilators we need to respond to the crisis and protect healthcare workers. TAKE ACTION NOW!
Flight Attendants: Tell Secretary Mnuchin You Can't Leverage People!
The grants in the relief package are intended to provide paychecks for workers and keep us out of the unemployment line. But Secretary Mnuchin is threatening to take equity on the grants, jeopardizing hundreds of thousands of jobs. TAKE ACTION NOW!
Machinists: Protect the Pay and Benefits of Airline Workers
A number of air carriers that received federal funds are ignoring or circumventing the employment protections that are conditions to receive the funds, and cutting the wages and benefits for tens of thousands of full-time fleet and passenger service employees. Tell Congress to make sure these companies keep their promise to maintain employment, pay and benefits, just as the law requires. TAKE ACTION NOW!
Machinists: Support the Paycheck Guarantee Act
Tell Congress to support the Paycheck Guarantee Act, which would help ensure America’s workforce and businesses remain intact during the COVID-19 pandemic. TAKE ACTION NOW!
NNU: Demand Nurses Are Protected
Nurses across the country report that they are not adequately protected from COVID-19. This is unconscionable. Tell Congress to do everything in their power to ensure nurses have the protections needed to safely care for their patients. SIGN THE PETITION
Painters and Allied Trades: Construction Workers Are Not Expendable
OSHA has failed to provide the necessary guidance and standards for workers to return to job sites and work safely amidst a pandemic. Tell OSHA to do its job ensure workplace safety standards protect American workers, not employer profits. TAKE ACTION NOW!
The NewsGuild-CWA: Life-Saving News Needs a Stimulus
News is an essential service and our country can’t afford to lose it during this pandemic. Tell Congress to include the news industry in its next stimulus package. SIGN THE PETITION
UNITE HERE: Pay Laid Off Arena and Stadium Workers
Tell professional sports team owners to continue to pay their arena and stadium workers affected by the suspension of league play. SIGN THE PETITION
Utility Workers: Protect Frontline Workers
Tell Congress to improve protections for all essential personnel, including utility workers hard at work during this pandemic. TAKE ACTION NOW!
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