Health care facilities and those who work in them are in the news a lot lately. While doctors and nurses certainly deserve our thanks, there are many workers that keep health care facilities running that are currently unsung.
(WASHINGTON) – In response to the executive order issued this week mandating meatpacking plants remain open during the COVID-19 crisis, the Teamsters Union called on the administration and federal, state, and local regulators today to enforce worker protections and increase testing on the job for food supply chain workers.
Listen to the newest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, and hear the latest health and safety tips for those on the job, as well as news from Public Service Division and Bakery and Laundry Conference. Plus, Local 572 holds food distribution event to help greater Los Angeles.
In the Teamsters Bakery and Laundry Conference, most of the 19,300 members on the bakery side have been declared essential and are still working.
The following is an update from Teamsters Bakery and Laundry Conference Director Dave Dudas
For those Teamsters in the Bakery and Laundry Conference deemed essential, many employers are giving hazard pay or bonuses during this national emergency. I salute those of you who are working hard through such a difficult time.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly within the United States. The outbreak has been declared a national emergency in the United States and a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. This has changed the employment landscape across the country. As COVID-19 continues to spread, employers and employees should know about laws and recommendations that govern COVID-19 in the workplace.
Federal and state governments need to protect the health of those in non-medical fields as well.
The application deadline for the JRHMSF has been extended to April 14.