SEIU 1021

Nurses In Desperate Need of Personal Protective Equipment Share Photos, Stories Online


Nurses across the country are sharing their stories of empty storage closets and makeshift safety equipment in the fight against COVID-19 on social media. John Pearson, an emergency room nurse from Alameda Hospital in California and SEIU 1021 member, is among those online exposing these hospital shortages and calling for the need for personal protective equipment.

“The scariest thing for us who work at the bedside is having to make life and death choices because we don’t have enough staffing and equipment,” said Pearson.

Pearson is also featuring his colleagues and healthcare workers across the country on his twitter account, joining calls for more ventilators and telling elected leaders and CEOs to protect all workers.

See more stories of nurses and healthcare workers facing shortages on Business InsiderSEIU 121RN’s Medium account, and John Pearson’s Twitter account.