Here’s today’s action alert from National Nurses United:
“For any of you that have a direct line to any Senators (or specifically to leadership), these are our top line demands:
1. The package needs to include a mandate for OSHA to promulgate an emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers.
2. The package needs to ensure that an adequate amount of money from the funding that is given to hospitals is used to purchase respirator masks (like N95s). We recommend that $10B out of the $100B given to hospitals is reserved specifically for this purpose.”
>>> Our own Senator Murray is in the leadership of the Senate Democratic Caucus. Call her at 202-224-2621 today, or use the NNU dialer number in the graphic below.
NNU has been working around the clock for weeks to ensure the necessary protections for health care workers are included in the congressional COVID-19 packages. We were successful in getting the OSHA emergency temporary standard into the House bill that was released yesterday, but today, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans refused to put it in the Senate deal.
Can you help amplify our calls to McConnell and GOP Senators to immediately put the standard back in on social media? We need to shame McConnell and Republicans for their failure to protect frontline health care workers. Nurses and other health care workers are currently being exposed to COVID-19 without the proper protections, therefore putting their families, patients, and communities at risk. If we don’t get protections to them immediately, we risk the collapse of our health care workforce.
Here’s a tweet from NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN to amplify.
If you would like to retweet content about the lack of worker protections:
Here’s a recent Rolling Stone article featuring NNU nurses experiences.
Here’s a NowThis video we made with Be A Hero.
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