COVID-19 County of Ventura Health Care Agency Update

County of Ventura
Health Care Agency

WSO Edwin Valdez and the member leaders continue to push for the safety and well-being of our members throughout the Health Care Agency. We are holding department managers responsible for providing necessary PPE so that our members can perform their duties with a sense of safety.

After numerous reports that PPE was not being distributed equally we put pressure on management at the hospital to address this issue.  As an example the Chief Clinical Officer and the Interim Safety Operations Officer began checking in with supervisors and other managers in the Lab to make sure they were not making excuses in providing necessary PPE and making safety the main priority!

During these times our message is simple: COVID-19 does not discriminate and if the employer wants these dedicated front line workers to perform their jobs helping the community, then don’t discriminate when making a decision of who gets the PPE and who doesn’t!

Keep up your great work and we will continue to fight for safe working conditions.

Categories: County of Ventura | Covid19
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When is the next stewart season. I missed the last three. I want to be union Stewart. Thank you.


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