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The Service Employees International Union Issues Four-Point List Of Demands To ‘Protect All Workers’

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry: “We Demand The Largest, Wealthiest And Most Powerful Corporations And Industries Show Leadership By Looking Past Their Bottom Lines To Ensure The Health, Safety And Financial Security Of All Workers.”

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020
by Joe Maniscalco/
The Service Employees International Union Issues Four-Point List Of Demands To ‘Protect All Workers’

(NEW YORK CITY) - Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Workers in the Fight for $15 and a Union Campaign are calling on private industry to Protect All Workers - rolling out a list of demands aimed at helping provide protection for Workers across a wide range of industries from airlines to hospitals, fast food restaurants and beyond. 

SEIU is the Nation’s second-largest Labor Union and the largest Union of Health Care Workers.

Fight for $15 is an international, Worker-led movement that has fought for annual raises for more than 24 million Workers in the U.S. 

The four national demands on Corporate America include the following:

  1. Fully-funded and accessible health care for every Worker in America, including paid leave and 100%-paid testing and treatment for COVID-19. 
  1. Job, wage, and economic security for every The campaign calls for industry funds to be established to reimburse those who lose wages by cutbacks to jobs or hours, at a rate of at least $15-an-hour.  Also, industries must provide emergency child care funds, debt-relief and housing assistance.
  1. Immediate investment in the health and safety of every Emergency relief must be provided for states to hire and train more Health Care Workers and First Responders, and expand health care, long-term care and child care coverage.  Additionally, corporations and industries need to take immediate measure to ensure clean, safe and sanitary work environments, with access to personal protective equipment and training.
  1. Working Families at the center of every emergency relief package. Elected leaders must act to make the health, safety, and financial well-being of American Workers first. Any industry relief or bailout must prioritize health care and financial support for

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry (pictured above) issued the following statement: “Times of national emergency require us all to move beyond business as usual.  The responsibility for our national response in this moment should not fall solely on the shoulders of taxpayers and government.  We demand that the largest, wealthiest and most powerful corporations and industries show leadership by looking past their bottom lines to ensure the health, safety and financial security of all Workers.”

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