COVID-19: Stay Calm, United & Informed

The full effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have yet to be felt, but many SEIU 721 members are already being impacted. Our union is hard at work ensuring that members’ health and safety needs are given full and complete consideration as we continue to work with employers and local governments to help control the spread of COVID-19. This page will be updated regularly to inform SEIU 721 members of major developments and policy changes.

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We Won! California Lawmakers Pass Bill Giving Workers COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave - A message from SEIU 721 President David Green:  We and our labor allies fought hard for COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for California workers. On Monday, with the passage of S.B. 114, we won. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill this week, giving workers up to two … Read More
Victory! Dangerous State Health Guidance Reversed After SEIU 721 Members Speak Out - We learned Tuesday that the California Department of Public Health rescinded its dangerous January guidance permitting the state’s healthcare facilities to force COVID-positive staff back to work without isolation periods or testing. The state’s move comes after nurses with SEIU 721 spoke out against the health guidance in early January. … Read More

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Preventative Measures Save Lives

We must all do our part to stop the spread of novel coronavirus. SEIU 721 strongly encourages all members to take every precaution to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, including following the State of California’s “Shelter at Home” guidelines, practicing social distancing of at least six feet, and frequent hand washing.

Watch the video below to see SEIU 721 Registered Nurses Terri Thompson and Fiona Henlon demonstrate proper hand washing techniques as outlined by the World Health Organization.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, SEIU 721 worksite organizers and staff are working remotely for the duration of the state’s “Safer at Home” ordinance.

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