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Pressure from SEIU 1021 members leads SF to begin filling RN vacancies

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Earlier this month, hundreds of public healthcare workers rallied at a press conference and testified at a hearing at SF City Hall. Registered nurses, doctors, social workers urged the Board of Supervisors to boost staffing and provide safer working conditions at San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) facilities, especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cancellation of SEIU 1021 Events/Classes/Meetings

In order to ensure the health and well-being of our members and staff, and to comply with the shelter in place orders, SEIU 1021 offices are closed until further notice.

All SEIU 1021 events/trainings/meetings at SEIU Local 1021 offices or sponsored by SEIU 1021 are being canceled or postponed including:

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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Ensuring State Funding for Schools Even in Event of Physical Closure

The order mandates that school districts use dollars to fund distance learning and high quality educational opportunities, safely provide school meals, and arrange for the supervision of students during school hours

The order requires Department of Education and California Health & Human Services Agency to develop strategies to address equity challenges around internet connectivity, ensure students with disabilities receive specialized education, and safely provide meals

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An update from SEIU 1021 President Joseph Bryant

Dear SEIU 1021 member,

Since coronavirus became a global pandemic, our union’s attention has been focused on how to ensure the health, safety, and economic well-being of our members, families, and communities—including many of our members who, in the midst of this crisis, continue to provide crucial services in our communities. 

I know that things are scary now and we’re all disappointed at how unprepared the Federal administration was for this outbreak, so I wanted to outline the steps our local is taking to protect our members and share resources from the California Department of Public Health.

Right now, SEIU 1021 staff and member leaders are working hard to safeguard your health at work by pursuing the following demands:

  • Employers must minimize the risk of infection for members.
  • Employers must adopt and provide copies of emergency response protocols and plans.
  • Employers must bargain over workplace changes and their impact on members.