From President Greg Kelley…
Fellow SEIU HCIIMK members,
As a union of healthcare staff dedicated to public health and effectively-being, we are dedicated to vaccination as a essential step towards safeguarding the health of our associates, the people we serve and complete communities.
Due to the fact the starting of the year, we have labored tirelessly to give instruction, methods and appointments for COVID-19 vaccines to workers we signify. Our attempts have led to 1000’s of our members being safer on the position these days and ensured that communities most in need to have but typically ignored experienced entry and fairness in vaccine distribution.
The risk of the delta variant is genuine and it is surging across our place. In the last week, above a single hundred thousand youngsters were being diagnosed with COVID-19. ICU’s are jogging out of beds in unique areas of the country. We see more youthful, more healthy Individuals turning out to be seriously unwell by a virus that we as soon as thought only threatened the aged and immunocompromised.
The predicament is important. But, we have the equipment we require to remain healthy.
Vaccines are secure and very powerful in opposition to protecting against COVID-19, specially serious sickness and dying.
Urgent motion is essential to quit the distribute of COVID-19 and conserve lives.
That is why we assist mandated vaccinations for healthcare workers and stand completely ready to negotiate and collaborate with employers to ensure our members’ voices and issues are heard and resolved.
We believe it is crucial that personnel and employers perform jointly to not only drastically improve vaccination premiums, but to do so in a way that respects frontline caregivers and will involve our members by way of negotiation.
As often, the desires of our members will be at the forefront of this approach and that is why we are inquiring you to total this study appropriate now and share your thoughts.
To begin, we are demanding that companies supply the assets workers need to be vaccinated without any unfavorable monetary or other impacts. For illustration, bargaining more than unwell times and paid time off. Employers have to pay attention and proactively answer to and act upon worker issues.
If you need help finding a place to get your vaccine, if you nonetheless have issues or want to listen to from fellow SEIU Healthcare users who by now acquired their vaccines, be sure to click in this article and test out all the sources obtainable on our website.
With each other, we can defeat this virus. 1 vaccine at a time.
President, SEIU HCIIMK