Friday, March 13, 2020
Subject line: Message from President Utecht, UFCW Local 663
As the pandemic of COVID-19 brings different challenges each day, I want to keep you updated on how we are working together as a union to advocate for safe workplaces and policies that protect our working families.
No matter what industry we work in, grocery, retail, nursing homes, meat packing and food processing, all of us deserve to be safe at work. Many of us are on the front lines everyday with the public, and we bring our professionalism, discipline and the guarantees of our union contract with us. Still, we need to remain vigilant for ourselves, families, and the public.
On the national level, we at United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and President Marc Perrone called on the The White House and Congress for IMMEDIATE action that will PROTECT workers and address the economic impact America’s workers are facing because of Coronavirus.
We’ve asked elected leaders to do the following to help workers hurt by Coronavirus:
✅Provide two weeks paid leave for ALL workers
✅Implement payroll tax cuts
✅Support workers with cut hours with aid
✅Protect workers at risk of losing their job
Our full statement here: http://bit.ly/38MoLqF
If you have questions about COVID-19 at work:
- Contact your union representative
- Talk to your store manager or Human Resources representative
- Check the union website for updates
- Union bulletin board at work
- Center for Disease Control website
- World Health Organization website
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your union representative about questions you may have. We are committed to working together for the safety of our union family and our communities.