2020-08-05 11:14:09

Nurses On Covid Frontlines Demand PPE And Hazard Pay



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Joshua Fernandez about nurses on the frontline of the pandemic.

Healthcare workers in states where coronavirus infections are spiking are once more seeing serious shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as they struggle to keep patients alive without getting infected themselves.

The National Union of Healthcare Workers has demanded that its members be provided ample PPE as well as hazard pay.

In Southern California, at Kindred Westminster hospital, nurses and other healthcare workers have been picketing for their rights.

The unionized healthcare workers at Kindred Westminster hospital, where 10 nurses have gotten infected and one had to be hospitalized, are planning another picket this week.

NOTE: The picket outside Kindred Westminster Hospital on Wednesday has been canceled after hospital administration made an offer to NUHW that organizers are now reviewing.

NUHW is asking people to contact the following hospital administrators to demand that healthcare workers have adequate PPE, hazard pay, regular testing, a separate Covid unit, and more: Julie Myers C.E.O.: (657) 666-7700, Extention: 67701 AND Sheila Frias C.C.O.: (657) 666-7700, Extention 66704.

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