• SHOULD GROCERS DENY SENIOR & HIGH-RISK EMPLOYEES TIME OFF TO SELF QUARANTINE?
    Forcibly exposing these high-risk groups of people to the public in mass at grocery stores will undoubtedly cause not only unnecessary and untold numbers of deaths among these groups, but also will serve to further overwhelm the healthcare systems, likely creating a snowball effect in the numbers of fatalities due to insufficient or unavailable medical treatment.
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    Created by Jacqueline O'Reilly
  • Worker right at Dillards
    This is important not only for the workers but I believe the company at large--it improves relationships with higher management and it looks great in the public eye.
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    Created by Jacob Fricke Picture
  • Burgerville workers need Covid-19 Protections NOW
    These are extraordinary times. All workers at Burgerville have faced either severe cuts to their hours or have been furloughed--with no warning and no financial assistance. The workers that remain have little to no choice but to work in conditions that expose them and their loved ones to a deadly virus. For those who are furloughed, the company is telling us not to worry because of government assistance, but rent is due and the money isn't in our wallets. Burgerville has an obligation to us now. This has and will lead us to further insecurity for our kids, our homes, our food, and our healthcare. Amazon, Whole Foods, New Seasons, Market of Choice, and other companies are already offering workers hazard pay to acknowledge the increased risk that grocery and service workers are facing right now. As one of the few businesses that is able to stay open during the pandemic, it is our responsibility to provide the community with the support it needs--through our food and our health. The less of us who are exposed to the virus, the healthier the community. The less of us who have to rely on public assistance because we have the support of our employer, the more resources for workers laid off from businesses that are no longer open. Now is the time to prioritize that people remain healthy, fed, and housed.
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    Created by Chris Merkel
  • Floor & Decor is non-essential, close for the safety of your employees and customers
    We are in the middle of a pandemic that can be deadly to anyone regardless of age, race, gender. We’re all at risk and no job is worth your life.
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    Created by Lily B
  • International Shoppe T1 JFK should close because of COVID-19
    All of the flights have been cancelled yet we’re still expected to show up at work. What’s the point if there aren’t even any customers. These are luxury brands selling nonessential products, they are not needed right now. By staying open, we’re only increasing the chances of the virus spreading.
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    Created by Angela Lin
  • Child Care Workers Deserve Hazard Pay
    NYS has mandated the closure of all schools and non-essential businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daycare centers have been asked to remain open to care for young children, with expectations to also be willing to accept additional students of first responders, offering waivers to go beyond our enrollment. This is in direct contrast to the recommendations of the CDC to maintain social distancing and limit group gatherings. Workers are expected to report to work and will not receive pay if they have not accrued paid time off. Daycare employees are expected to be on the front lines during this pandemic, risking their health, under no advice or supervision as to ensure proper safety and protection against this virus.
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    Created by Tabatha Fenezia
  • PCC Community Markets ("PCC") Store Employees
    Grocery store workers are working in one of the few places still open to large groups and are dealing with hoarding, fights, and shortages. Despite this, PCC store employees are coming to work, enabling our community to quarantine. While this petition cannot address the inequities of class that persist in this country, the virus reveals that risk once again is outsourced to low and moderate-income workers. At a minimum, PCC store employees should receive increased pay and expanded benefits during this crisis. Time is of the essence and other grocers have acted in an expeditious way to address these issues. We expect the same from our Union Representatives on our behalf and PCC Community Markets.
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    Created by Noreen Dillman
  • COVID-19: Amazon, Please Extend Paid Sick Coverage To All Your Fulfillment Workers
    Many Amazonians at the fulfillment centers have had to call out sick during the Coronavirus outbreak and urgently need Amazon to expand paid sick coverage. We are very grateful that we are allowed to take unlimited sick days this month, but only those of us in quarantine for the Covid-19 virus, and who test positive will be entitled to extra sick pay — which amounts to a mere handful of thousands of Amazonians company-wide. Currently, testing for the Coronavirus remains highly inaccessible to millions of people in the United States. Amazonians who are unable to get tested shouldn’t have to suffer financial duress for staying home, so as not to spread the virus to their coworkers and the public — not knowing if they’ve contracted Covid-19 or not. For Amazon workers who have tried to get tested, many of us have found it next to impossible, because testing at this time is largely only available at the ER, and for people who are showing acute symptoms. Mr. Bezos, please bring smiles to your Amazonians by expanding paid sick coverage to all your workers at the fulfillment centers. March has been a rough month for us and for all Americans, and there seems no end in sight. We'd be so very grateful for this act of goodwill from our CEO.
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    Created by Simon Anderson Picture
  • DEMANDS FROM WORKERS AT MADISON METRO TRANSIT
    The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the City and our lives into a full-blown crisis. The City of Madison has recommended work from home for its professional employees but is maintaining essential services. This is a hazard situation. People need essential services like transit, groceries, and medical care. The workers providing these services are having our health and our families’ health at risk every time we walk through the door. We keep this city running by moving people, driving doctors, nurses and patients, grocery store clerks and shoppers. We are on the frontline and we are being asked to hold this city together. Without us, many will not get what they need to survive. We’re being asked to be on the frontlines but we’re not being treated like the emergency workers we’re told we are. Morale is not good.
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    Created by Madison City Worker
  • Demand Spec's Give Employees PTO or Switch to Curbside Pick-up Only
    Spec's corporate num: (888) 526-8787 E-mail: [email protected] Closing Spec's or at the minimum switching to curb-side pick up during this pandemic of the coronavirus is crucial. This is a respiratory virus, and the only way to stop the spread of the virus is to stay away from others. The CDC has advised all non-essential businesses to close to contain and slow the spread of the virus. Spec's is NOT an essential business and demanding employees stay at work during this time is negligent and detrimental to workers, customers, managers, and the public. Some Spec's branches have even disregarded directives from the management of the shopping centers they are located in to decrease hours, keeping regular store hours (Mon. - Sat. 10am - 9pm) and not limiting customer interactions whatsoever. Managers refuse to close during a time of increased profit, when customers who have the benefit of working from home are stocking up on non-essential items like fine wines and cheeses at the expense of Spec's employees and the general public. Although washing your hands frequently, limiting customers (which Spec's is not doing), and disinfecting the store is helpful, that will NOT prevent the spread of coronavirus. At this point, there is no way to know who has the coronavirus, due to the limited number of tests. Suspending all business hours, until further notice, while continuing to pay both hourly, and salary workers is absolutely necessary. At minimum, allow employees who consent to stay on to work pick-up orders only, limiting interaction to putting together phone orders and ID/age checks when customers pick up. Employees and customers may display no symptoms while still being able to transmit the virus to others. Employees have to go home to their families who may be immunocompromised, have asthma, diabetes, or other conditions that make them more severely impacted by illness. By going to work, they are increasing the risk of themselves, their family, and customers of catching the virus. Instead of waiting until an employee shows symptoms of the virus, closing all stores would prevent its' further spread. In the meantime, other measures should be taken to disinfect employee work spaces and limit customer interaction to a minimum.
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    Created by Agnes Inglis
  • Sign The Petition: At Risk Drivers Deserve Sick Pay, All Drivers Do!!!
    Us drivers have been left alone, sitting for weeks in quarantine to save our lives with no pay and unable to work. We get cussed, hit, called names, guns in our faces and treated badly for you, so why arent you now there for us? We are losing homes, cars, all we worked for. Many dont have food, a safe place to stay. We for sure cant get the tests you require, many states there are none! As for a doctors note....we are quarantined and doctors are overwhelmed, and we shouldn't have to! We've toiled to make you billions! Please check out this amazing article to hear about other drivers in this difficult time: https://thehustle.co/coronavirus-uber-lyft-drivers/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
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    Created by Kimberly James Picture
  • Paid Leave for Barbara’s Bookstore Employees
    We are in the middle of a pandemic and the owners of Barbara's Bookstore need to step up and support their employees in this difficult time.
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    Created by Barbara's Bookstore Employees