• Tell Walmart CEO Doug McMillon: Take Action Now to Prevent More Deaths
    Walmart is the country’s largest corporate employer, and I’m alarmed at how little they’re doing to stop the spread of the virus. Walmart also laid the groundwork for this crisis through years of negligence, leaving hundreds of thousands of employees without adequate paid sick leave or health insurance. That means if someone wakes up sick, they have to make the impossible decision between working sick or losing their pay. What Walmart decides to do doesn’t just affect folks who work there -- it affects customers, suppliers, contractors, and families when their loved ones die due to corporate negligence.
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    Created by Angela McMiller
  • Protect the Lives and Health of Luggers During the COVID-19 Epidemic
    We are putting our lives, our health, our families’ health, and the well-being of our communities at risk! Luggers continue to demand that Lugg treats its workers with respect and dignity, as things have not improved since we launched our first petition: https://www.coworker.org/petitions/treat-luggers-with-dignity-and-respect Since stay-at-home orders started due to the COVID-19 Epidemic, Lugg has been asking that we pair-up with our moving partners, and sit inside our vans for hours without dispatching any jobs, therefore not getting paid, and being exposed to Coronavirus. We have not received proper training or protective gear to respond to the crisis, and we are not given the opportunity to clock-out and comply with stay-at-home orders. Instead, we are being constantly asked to begin shifts earlier, and then Support makes us wait for hours without work and without pay. If we leave, they demote us, scold us, or punish us for not being available - even when there is no work!
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    Created by Luggers Make a Move
  • Deli clerk
    To protect prevent and safety and save life.Thank you.
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    Created by Latifa Seidu
  • Wearing of masks
    To save our Lives and stop the spread of corona virus .
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    Created by Zenabu Abdulrahaman
  • Store full of Customers is Hazardous for Employees and Customers too.
    Because the employees feel that our health and that our families are at risk due to fact that publix still have large amount customers coming into the store at the same time.
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    Created by Andrea Luna
    The CDC recommends no more than 10 people gather in one place at one time as well as keeping a distance of at least 6 from other people. This is not happening in the Kroger stores and employees and their families lives are at risk!! Customers are DISREGARDING the announcements and the signage in the stores. The UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS has stated they are “still negotiating”. OUR LIVES ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE!!!
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    Created by Amy Hale Picture
  • Stop ABM / Mercury Marine (FDL, WI) From Killing Us!
    It is important because ABM / Mercury does not care about their workers. They do not even give them the proper PPE to wear. They are putting everyone's lives at risk but their own. The workers do not want to be there but instead should be at home with their families and loved ones.
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    Created by Patricia Dillard
  • Macy's people before profit
    Our health and lives are more important than selling high end clothing and make-up online. Several people have had the symptoms of coronavirus but denied testing
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    Created by Douglas Lewis
  • Taco Bell’s employees and COVID-19
    For the safety of all Taco Bell employees, customers and their families. We the undersigned workers of Taco Bell are concerned about the Covid 19 Health Crisis, and we are worried about how our current work situation is putting us and others directly in harm’s way. Taco Bell hasn’t even considered any sort of bonus or hazard pay raise during this COVID-19 outbreak. McDonald’s, Subway, Arby’s, and most other fast food restaurants that have now been deemed “essential” are getting $2-3 pay raises. Some jobs have given their employees hazard pay and they aren’t working either because the business closed. We’re put at risk and putting our families at risk every day that we go to work for Taco Bell. We are told to change gloves and wash hands between the customers. However, we aren’t given enough staffing to allow us to take these precautions and maintain the company’s desired drive through times without getting questioned about why we aren’t working fast enough. We asked our store manager if we can wear a face mask at work to protect ourselves and he said the regional general manager told him that if an employee feels uncomfortable enough to wear a face mask then that is on them and they need to go home. The regional general manager indicated this is because wearing masks “creates panic and fear”. We say NO! WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC right now and people are being advised by the CDC to wear masks to protect themselves. Finally, Taco Bell recently had a “Free taco for every customer (obviously in the car) WITHOUT PURCHASE NECESSARY”. Those of us that worked that day know it was the busiest we’ve seen the store since the Corona pandemic began and we have recently been informed they’re going to have another one on the 7th! Corporate is literally encouraging people to come to their store in the midst of the pandemic! April 2nd in the morning there was one case in Dixon, as of 4pm that day there were two and due to what we know about asymptomatic carriers there are likely many more than that. A business losing a few weeks to a month of business isn’t as important as endangering our lives and the lives of our children. By signing this petition we are standing together to demand management make changes before something happens to one of us. If one of us gets sick, we all get sick! Consequently, we respectfully and formally request that Taco Bell make immediate improvements to our paid time off and workplace health and safety policies. Specifically, we want to request: That, ideally, the store close until further notice and provide everyone paid leave until reopening. If the business would be existentially threatened by our first improvement then we request that management support employees and workplace safety by providing a month paid leave to stay home for any employees who have been exposed to COVID-19, show symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, have underlying conditions putting them at greater risk, or live with children or elderly individuals at greater risk. For those that continue to work we request proper personal protective equipment such as abundant latex gloves, face masks, and hand sanitizer in the store. We also request a $3 hazard pay increase for all those that choose to work during this crisis. We engage in this collective, concerted activity under the protection of Federal Law, specifically, Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. We are also prepared to engage in further actions that are also protected by the Act, as well as collective action designed to safeguard our immediate health and wellbeing from imminent danger as defined by OSHA, Standard number 1977.12 (b) (2).
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    Created by TacoBellWorkersUnited At gmail dot com
  • Whole Foods: Employees need paid leave and COVID-19 support
    Whole Foods employees are putting their lives on the line every day to keep our kitchens stocked during a global pandemic. But while the company rakes in the profits from record sales, the workers on the front lines of this crisis are getting sick. Because Whole Foods offers no paid family and medical leave, employees can’t afford to take time off if they get sick or if they need to stay home to care for a family member or themselves. Whole Foods is owned by Amazon, whose CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man on earth. Most grocery store workers live paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford to stay home without pay, even if they’re sick, or if they have an underlying health condition that puts them in greater danger if they contract COVID-19. But Whole Foods refuses to offer paid family and medical leave, putting employees, customers, and the public at risk. Whole Foods employees are speaking out and demanding basic protections, including paid leave, hazard pay, and free testing for COVID-19. And the pressure is growing--employees staged a “sick out” in protest, attorneys general in 15 states have asked Bezos to change the leave policy, and news outlets all over the country are covering the story. If we all speak out right away, we can keep the pressure on Bezos and Whole Foods to provide paid leave to all employees--but we have to act fast. Will you add your name?
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    Created by PL+US: Paid Leave for the U.S.
  • Fedex
    We as a company and community are providing the essentials for businesses to make sure our customers are save and taken care of and putting ourselves in harm's way through covid-19
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    Created by Joseph Hill Picture
  • University of Miami, Pay & Protect ALL Employees
    This is a matter of life or death. Subcontracted employees like Janitors, Groundskeepers, and Dining Workers make an average of $11 per hour – and most live paycheck-to-paycheck. Many are older. Reports all over regarding the pandemic have already demonstrated that groups and other populations who are historically marginalized are bearing the greatest shock of the pandemic's impact. We can join a growing number of universities like Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and Washington University who have leveraged institutional resources so that subcontracted workers and their families can weather this storm by guaranteeing income and benefits through May 28, June 13, and the end of contracts, respectively. A unified and wide-spread campus response is the only way to live out our values of social justice and public health for all. We must believe in these values now more than ever. We, the undersigned, implore the university to mobilize a systemic response for those on the front lines of the pandemic. Our actions now will define the University for years to come. We are in this together as one U! (scroll down to sign) Querida comunidad de la Universidad de Miami: ¡Una cultura de pertenencia incluye a TODOS los miembros de la comunidad! Durante este tiempo de crisis, los empleados de mantenimiento y aseo de UM se están viendo obligados a elegir entre perder su sueldo o trabajar bajo condiciones de miedo e incertidumbre. Otros empleados subcontratados, como los trabajadores de servicios alimenticios, han sido despedidos y muchos no han podido aplicar a los beneficios de las Oficinas de Desempleo debido a los millones de personas que se encuentran en la misma situación. Los empleados han manifestado que tienen miedo de contraer el coronavirus en el trabajo y están preocupados de usar ciertos desinfectantes, los cuales son tan agresivos que hasta pueden causar irritaciones en la piel y el sistema respiratorio. En una iniciativa colectiva para el cuidado mutuo y la supervivencia, 321 empleados subcontratados entregaron una petición al presidente Frenk abogando por su propio sustento bajo la pandemia. En sintonía con los empleados, pedimos a la Universidad de Miami que exija de inmediato lo siguiente para la seguridad económica, la salud y el bienestar de los trabajadores: 1. Los trabajadores subcontratados reciban tiempo libre pagado (PTO) y beneficios continuos durante esta crisis y no sean despedidos. Nadie debe perder un trabajo ni la asistencia sanitaria. 2. Trabajar en el campus durante la pandemia debe ser voluntario. Aquellos empleados subcontratados que deciden continuar trabajando durante esta crisis, recibirán un pago de riesgos de 1.5 veces su salario para satisfacer mejor sus necesidades. 3. Exigir que se implementen medidas preventivas en los lugares de trabajo para reducir el riesgo de que los empleados se contraigan y, por lo tanto, transmitan COVID-19. Los empleados deben recibir equipo y suministros de protección adecuados para la limpieza en la pandemia, incluidas máscaras/tapabocas. 4. Se informe inmediatamente a los trabajadores sobre casos positivos de personas que puedan haber ingresado a sus lugares de trabajo. Adicionalmente, proporcionar pruebas gratuitas para todos los trabajadores que trabajan en dichos espacios. 5. Comunicación abierta entre el Presidente Julio Frenk, los trabajadores subcontratados, incluidos los empleados de mantenimiento, aseo y alimentación, así como sus representantes y aliados en UM, para compartir conocimiento sobre la comunidad de UM. ¿Por qué es esto importante? Este es un asunto de vida o muerte. Los empleados subcontratados como los empleados de mantenimiento, aseo y alimentación mantienen nuestro campus en funcionamiento. Ganan un promedio de $11 por hora, y la mayoría viven de los ingresos del día a día. Muchos son mayores. Los informes sobre la pandemia ya han demostrado que los grupos y otras poblaciones históricamente marginadas, están siendo afectados de manera desigual. Podemos unirnos a un número creciente de universidades como la Universidad de Harvard, la Universidad de Chicago y la Universidad de Washington, que están aprovechando los recursos institucionales para garantizar que los trabajadores subcontratados y sus familias puedan sobrellevar esta tormenta garantizando ingresos y beneficios hasta el 28 de mayo, 13 de junio, y el fin de los contratos, respectivamente. Una respuesta unificada y generalizada en el campus es la única forma de demostrar nuestros valores de justicia social y salud pública para todos. Debemos creer en estos valores ahora más que nunca. Nosotros, los abajo firmantes, imploramos a la universidad que movilice una respuesta sistémica para quienes están en la primera línea de la pandemia. Nuestras acciones ahora definirán la Universidad en los años venideros. ¡Estamos juntos en esto como una U!
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    Created by UMESA UMiami Employee Student Alliance Picture