COVID-19 Update: May 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update: May 22, 2020

ACTION ALERTS: Protests Rock Southern & Northern CA

We Reject Stanford Health Care’s Greed

Stanford Health Care executives have no shame. They’re furloughing workers during this pandemic in what amounts to a 24% pay cut, even though Stanford hospitals received $136 million from taxpayers in federal bailout funds — the most in the state.

So yesterday over 100 Stanford workers joined together with community leaders, students, and public figures including Assemblymember Ash Kalra for a socially-distanced protest to demand that Stanford stop harming the healthcare heroes who are putting our lives on the line during this pandemic.

Take a few seconds to tweet this message demanding healthcare justice at Stanford!

Our Fight for Respect at Providence St. Joseph

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center calls caregivers “essential” — and then uses this crisis as an opportunity to keep our pay as much as 20% lower than other area hospitals. On Tuesday we held a socially-distanced protest to demand that management respect us and the critical work we do guiding our community and state through this pandemic.

Show your support for our brothers and sisters at Providence — like, share, and comment on this Facebook photo album from the protest.

WELLNESS ALERT: Let’s Stay Fit & Balanced Together

As a union of healthcare workers and patients across the state, our main priority is to make sure we all have access to affordable, quality healthcare during this pandemic and beyond. We need to take good care of ourselves to bring our best to this fight for healthcare justice!

Join us on Zoom for an hour of fitness and yoga. This family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.

Click here to sign up! Once you do, you will receive an email reminder with a link to the Zoom session.

Major Benefits & Resources Still Available

SEIU-UHW members are still eligible for numerous benefits and resources — including childcare, temporary housing, financial support, and lots more. Click here to learn more and find out how to apply.

Kaiser members are eligible for a variety of benefits that we negotiated for us and our families early in the pandemic: temporary lodging, up to $300 a week in childcare stipends, 80 additional hours of administrative leave, and more. Check out this lively new video featuring two of our fellow SEIU-UHW members laying out the Kaiser benefits available to us and showing us exactly how to apply online.