Teamsters are on the front line of the COVID-19 response. In this crisis, thousands of Teamster health care workers—from nurses to respiratory technicians to American Red Cross workers and more—are as always united. The Teamsters Health Care Division is asking health care members to take a couple minutes out of your very busy schedules to fill out this important survey to tell us how you are impacted. Responses are confidential and will assist us with member representation through a national and regional perspective on the work and challenges that front-line members face. Click here to complete the survey.
Federal and state governments need to protect the health of those in non-medical fields as well.
When Teamsters Local 332 members who work at Ascension Genesys Medical Center were not getting the personal protective equipment (PPE), like face masks, that they needed to be safe on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic, Teamsters Local 332 sprung into action.
They're being asked to stand on the front lines and help treat patients with COVID-19. But, a group of nurses at Ascension Genesys said the Grand Blanc Township hospital is not prioritizing their safety.
The application deadline for the JRHMSF has been extended to April 14.
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.
This guidance, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, applies to all first respondersi, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services (EMS), and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work. View the factshhet, here.
The Teamsters Health Care Division represent more than 50,000 Teamster members who are critical to our health care system, working in hospitals, nursing homes, wellness centers, the American Red Cross and more.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly within the United States. President Trump has declared the outbreak a national emergency, as have many states. Nurses and other healthcare workers are responding by caring for patients with COVID-19 in many communities. Protecting healthcare workers from exposure should be a high priority so that they can continue to care for patients without getting sick or spreading the infection to their communities. View the factsheet, here.