Did you know? It’s against the law in the United States to fire or retaliate against an employee who joins with his or her coworkers to improve their working conditions. This is called protected concerted activity, the right to engage in which is guaranteed to most private sector employees under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).
To: Rapid Response Monitoring
Rapid Response Monitoring - Prioritize Health Over Work
In response to COVID-19, Rapid Response Monitoring should expand its existing sick pay and personal time off benefits to include catastrophe pay. While in the midst of a pandemic, these employees are forced to risk their own lives, their family’s lives, and the public’s lives. No one should be asked to choose between work and their health. We strongly urge Rapid Response Monitoring to prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of their employees. Also, since we are an essential business and we are not eligible to work from home then our compensation should be increased during this pandemic.
***It’s against the law in the United States to fire or retaliate against an employee who joins with his or her coworkers to improve their working conditions. This is called protected concerted activity, the right to engage in which is guaranteed to most private sector employees under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”)***
Why is this important?
As a central station dispatcher we are the liaison between citizens and law enforcement, fire, and medical responders. We show up daily to do our part in case help is needed. By doing so we are not only putting our well being at risk but those in our homes as well. Additional income can help in assisting for childcare due to school closures, groceries, our family members or friends that are now unemployed, etc.
Amazon warehouse workers who are paid an hourly wage will now receive double pay for working overtime over 40 overs per week and they also received a $2 increase in pay. Home Depot has also given employees additional 80 hours of paid time off which is designed to make sure sick workers stay home. Whole Foods employees received a $2 an hour increase. Stater Bros. employees working in stores, distribution, transportation, corporate offices and construction received a wage increase of $2 per hour. Target Corp. received a $2 an hour increase and also offered workers that are pregnant, 65 years or older, or who have underlying health risks, access to paid leave for up to 30 days. Starbucks is now paying their employees for the next 30 days, whether they come to work or stay home. Costco has also announced wage increases and better benefits recently as well as Walmart whose pay increased from $15-$19 an hour. Rapid Response claims they appreciate their employees, but do they really?
Rapid Response Monitoring is stationed in Corona, CA and its main office in Syracuse, NY. There are now 1,468 positive cases and 27 deaths in California. New York state's death toll has reached 114, surpassing Washington state and accounting a third of all U.S. deaths. COVID-19 is REAL and extremely dangerous.
Please help these employees and their families. You can also sign and share at https://www.change.org/rrms-prioritize-the-health-of-your-employees
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