LA County Workers & “Safer at Home” Ordinance
In light of last night’s press conference regarding the “Safer at Home” Ordinance in Los Angeles County, our Union President Bob Schoonover has already reached out to the County CEO to immediately address what this means for our LA County Members. Please see full communication below and stay tuned for an update as soon as it is available.
Allow Non-Essential Workers to Stay at Home
March 20, 2020
TO: Sachi Hamai, Chief Executive Officer, County of Los Angeles
FROM: Bob Schoonover, President, SEIU Local 721
SUBJECT: Non-Essential Workers
For the duration of yesterday’s Safer at Home and Stay at Home orders, SEIU Local 721 urges you to direct non-essential County workers to work from home. Those non-essential employees for whom remote work is not available should be placed on full pay administrative leave. Allowing non-essential workers to remain in their homes will help to safeguard their health and the health of the community. It will also allow for greater social distancing among those essential employees who continue to report to work.
We understand that the County’s first priority is to maintain essential services. And we are aware that the situation during the emergency is rapidly changing. But an expedited response to yesterday’s orders would be greatly appreciated.