• Portland Public Schools Campus Security Agents and Nutrition Services Staff Deserve Incentive Pay
    Across most industries, “essential employees” are on the front lines of the Coronavirus crisis, supporting our communities and ensuring people continue to have access to services and resources. This includes the employees of the Portland Public School system, including the Campus Security Agents keeping campuses safe and Nutrition Services employees who are still making meals for food insecure kids to pick up while they are learning from home. Like many workers across the state, our Nutrition Services employees and Campus Security Agents are stepping up to support our communities during this crisis. While most of their coworkers are thankfully able to stay safely at home with full pay due to Governor Brown’s Executive Order, many are risking exposure to make sure that students won’t go hungry. In addition to the risk of exposure to COVID-19, these dedicated employees are constantly exposed to the elements, working outdoors in weather that is often rainy and cold. These employees should be recognized for this effort by receiving an Incentive Pay differential for their work during this state of emergency. These workers are putting themselves at extreme risk to help us, many with low-wages and few benefits. It is time that we as a community come together to support them and provide them with an Incentive Pay differential to compensate them for the risks they are taking. They continue to do the work that all of us depend on, and while many of us have the luxury to work from home, they are going out everyday to keep our kids safe and fed.
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    Created by Shane Burley
  • UWHCA Healthcare Heroes Deserve REAL Communication
    This is a hard and confusing time for all of us; but when we ask questions seeking clarity, 1 of 3 things happens: 1."We'll get back to you" or "I don't know", 2. Different supervisors provide different information, 3. We get policed for our "tone" and told not to ask questions (this is the most infuriating). Even if we don't like the answers, we deserve the truth: be it about COVID cases and available PPE, about the safety of re-sterilization, or, about how much the system received in CARES act and other funding from the federal government to offset the recent losses.
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    Created by Wewantthetruth Wecanhandleit
  • The Pavilion at Glacier Valley Workers Demand Fair COVID-19 Pay!
    As long-term care workers, we're facing unprecedented challenges right now, and we come to work every day to provide quality care for our residents. We're glad our employer sees that, but we should be treated fairly in how our hard work and dedication are recognized.
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    Created by SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin Picture
  • Enforce Social Distancing at Sherwin Williams
    Employees deserve to feel safe. As a "sales driven" company district and store managers have many reasons to not follow optional procedures as it can effect their bonus payments. Employees have become frustrated, angry, scared, or just plan overwhelmed by the changing policies and lack of enforcement. No guarentee of pay has been made which leaves employees feeling like they just endanger themselves to earn a living. We ask that all store employees have a say in optional policies. If one employee is not comfortable then no one should be able to side step the policy. We ask that curbside is clarified that no one has to load paint into a customer's vehicle if they are not comfortable. We ask that a barrier is set up to prevent customers from opening or crowding doors. We ask that the company offer employees leave with a guarentee that they will have a job when they come back. We ask that a portal for concerns be opened with a guaranteed response from someone hire than district management to discourage district management from intimidating employees.
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    Created by John Peters
  • Results Call Center
    Workers in the call centers must use shared headsets, shared work spaces and work within 6 ft of each other with no cleaning supplies. Headsets and work stations are not cleaned in-between use. All workers who can work from home need to be sent home immediately to work. In the meantime more cleaning supplies must be supplied to the workers who must report to the call centers and social distancing must be observed.
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    Created by Tammera Chaffee
  • MARTA: Remove any/all management who puts employees at risk for COVID-19
    Yesterday, April 13, 2020, I came in on my first day as a new hire in MARTA's Customer Care Center. Before my first day, I asked the Senior Recruiting Officer in human resources what practices MARTA had in place for COVID-19. She told me that I could wear a mask, but she wasn't sure what the Customer Care Center's practices were. However, that is not what I saw when I showed up for duty. I got mean and nasty stares from several MARTA employees - even the front desk security guard. Worst, the Customer Care Center management - on top of stating they were not ready on how to go about training me during COVID-19, I had to endure rude and snide remarks where I was told I need to speak up and that this is a call center and I need to speak up. Mind you, I had to endure such insults and snide remarks despite the fact that I bring over seven years of experience in call center and customer service. Therefore, no frank and practical discussion was made to me about how my training would be conducted and whether or not I could wear the mask. The day culminated with the Customer Care Center director, Ms. De Jesus, accusing me of being "insubordinate" after I tried to speak louder to her and the other managers - because they repeatedly told me they could not hear me. I saw at the Customer Care Center that no one was wearing masks - including management. Their solution to comply with CDC guidelines was to rotate sending home some employees to work, and bringing them back into the office. However, my previous employer did not take such risks with our call center - they sent all employees to work virtually and did not place a requirement on us to return to the office. In sum, MARTA's management shamelessly had no issue with making false allegations of me being "insubordinate", so that they could wipe their hands free of being inconvenienced in having to allow me to wear a mask to work and/or make reasonable accommodations to protect its employees. Unfortunately, this is becoming a trend in many workplaces - where employers are not protecting their employees, and resorting to manufacturing incidents where they can remove someone under a subjective allegation of being "insubordinate"; and, with this pandemic - such illegal and immoral practices should be condemned.
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  • Prove Pizza Hut employees that you're grateful: Pay 'Hazard pay' & 'Paid Sick Leave'!
    1. Your employees, once labeled "expendable" and "non-essential", have been on the front lines providing the best customer service to your customers since before this pandemic begun. The difference now is that you just realized how essential these employees actually are to your multimillion dollar company, they are literally the ones keeping your company alive. 2. These employees are now working under extremely hazardous conditions where they run the risk of contracting COVID-19, it would be the humane thing to compensate them for putting themselves at risk to keep your company afloat. 3. Many of these employees are susceptible to the harsh effects that covid-19 can cause. Some employees run a higher risk than others, but with no other choice but to work because finances have become an even bigger necessity during this time, many are forced to run that risk. 4. It is inhumane to exploit your employees during this pandemic (and even when not experiencing a pandemic) for the work that they are able to provide, and sometimes forced to provide on the grounds that they can be fired for not wanting to risk their lives for $14 an hour, and not AT LEAST consider the hazardous conditions they are put through and warrant the use of Hazard pay & paid sick leave for those that are not able to come to work because they don't want to risk getting others sick. 5. It is extremely important that you understand how much you rely on these employees as much as they rely on you for their biweekly checks to be able to make ends meet. These employees are essential, they are the backbone of Pizza Hut, and they do their best to please customers and hit sales. 6. It is important that you act with empathy during a pandemic and truly show your employees that you care about them and their families. Not by insulting them with free food, but by giving them a bonus for all their hard work even during a crisis in which they run the risk of being infected all to keep your company running.
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    Created by Rodolfo Gonzalez
  • Tell Target: Shipt shoppers need paid leave, too.
    Target’s grocery delivery service, Shipt, is more popular than ever. Demand is so high the company has hired tens of thousands more “shoppers” to shop for and deliver orders to Target customers in the past few months. The delivery service has become a major driver of Target’s increased revenue during the pandemic. But Shipt’s 100,000+ shoppers don’t have access to the same paid family and medical leave benefits that other Target employees have. If they get sick, or need to care for a family member, they’re on their own. And the pay is so low, many Shipt shoppers can’t afford to take time off without paid leave--even if it puts their health and their families at risk. In fact, most Target store employees get up to 150 days of paid medical leave, and 4 weeks of family caregiving leave--but the Shipt shoppers who deliver the products to our homes don’t get any. Shipt shoppers are working side by side with Target store employees, serving Target customers, in Target stores--but don’t have access to the same paid leave to support themselves and their families. Target--which is one of the largest retailers in the country--can afford to protect EVERYONE who works in its stores as well as its customers during this pandemic. That’s why Shipt shoppers are coming together to demand that Target provide paid leave to EVERYONE who works in its stores. Will you sign the petition?
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    Created by PL+US: Paid Leave for the U.S.
  • Hackensack Meridian: Give Us Masks, Not Pink Slips.
    Adam Witt, President of HPAE Local 5058 at HMH Jersey Shore University Medical Center: "I began to pursue a career in nursing after watching the response to Hurricane Katrina on TV. I felt helpless and heart broken as I watched so many struggle. Years later, I’m an emergency department nurse in the midst of a health crisis. This is exactly why I became an RN. My job, as a nurse, is to advocate for my patients. My job, as a union president, is to advocate for our union members and all staff. Management is trying to squash my efforts in ensuring protection for all of us, firing me when our community needs all of us. Administration is punishing nurses for speaking out, rather than listening to the front line staff’s demands for the protections we need so we can stay healthy while saving lives. It's a terrifying thought, but if we get sick, who will be there to take care of you or your loved ones?" We, the undersigned community members, demand that Hackensack Meridian Health ensures healthcare workers have the resources and protections they need to continue to provide safe care and treatment during these unprecedented times. We demand that Hackensack Meridian bring back their front line workers who have been suspended, wrongfully terminated, and retaliated against for speaking out on behalf of all those who need care and protection during this crisis. Hackensack Meridian, put an end to retaliatory actions and focus on protecting workers and patients by providing all staff with: Appropriate and Accessible PPE and Safety Equipment Accessible and Timely Covid Testing Paid Time Off for ALL Quarantined Healthcare Workers Accessible Childcare Hazard Pay on All Hours Worked Fix the PTO that was Audited During a Pandemic Prove that corporate healthcare can have a heart. For more on this, please read: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/business/coronavirus-health-workers-speak-out.html
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  • Demand Spec's Give Employees a bonus or a raise with back pay starting with COVID-19
    Several coworkers have voiced their inability to pay their rent, myself included, due to their roommates or significant others finding themselves with no source of income.
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  • Meriter Hospital Workers Demand Respect!
    As healthcare workers, we are experts at providing care to others. To make it through the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also advocate for each other. If we are not safe and our voices are not respected, then our patients are not safe. Please join us in signing your name and encourage all your coworkers to do the same!
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    Created by SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin Picture
  • Help UberEats drivers make at least minimum wage during difficult COVID-19 pandemic
    Uber eats delivery drivers are currently putting their health at risk every day when they decide to go “Online”/“On-Duty”. For some it is out of necessity that they chose to work. For others, it is to help the community of dependent individuals that rely on delivered food, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe that for a company like Uber to still, during these difficult and frightening times, not consider delivery drivers employees, comes off as insensitive. When all other non essential employees of America, and probably the world now, are being told to stay home. Uber eats, “essential” drivers are some of the few that are allowed to continue working for the benefit of the consumer. When all other essential workers of America are being offered bonuses, hazard pay, above minimum wage pay, during the pandemic, Uber eats drivers are at the ‘front-line’ risking it all for what seems like nothing.
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    Created by Marco Escobedo