To slow the spread of coronavirus, 1199NW members joined the one million healthcare workers of SEIU and working people across the country to call on the Trump administration to act now to increase the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and protect all healthcare workers.
SEIU healthcare workers are heroes, working tirelessly in hospitals, home care and nursing homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep our patients, clients and communities safe. We’re running out of masks and protective equipment and are demanding the following immediate action by the Trump administration to save lives:
- Immediately distribute masks and equipment held in the Strategic National Stockpile.
- Identify reserves of masks/equipment in other industries, such as construction, and redistributing them to healthcare providers.
- Use all powers of the federal government to drive coordinated production of new equipment and ensure it is routed to states for distribution across acute care, home care and long term care settings. This process must be transparent for healthcare workers and healthcare employers.
Sign the petition telling President Trump: Act now to make sure healthcare workers have the supplies and tests needed to ensure the safety of all healthcare workers and patients.