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SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania PA's largest and fastest-growing union of health care workers. This page is a venue for community discussion only. If you have specific questions or concerns about your rights on the job, please contact our Member Resource Center at 1-800-252-3894.
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SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania unites 25,000 health care workers from all areas of the health care industry. We are the nurses, caregivers, dietary workers, lab technicians and housekeepers who work in Pennsylvania’s nursing homes, hospitals, home health care agencies, state health facilities and auxiliary health care services. Together we work to protect patient care, expand access to quality health care for all, and to improve our working conditions. We accomplish these goals by organizing non-union health care workers, driving industry standards in our contracts and fighting for legislation that affects health care in our state. SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania is affiliated with SEIU Healthcare, part of the Service Employees International Union which represents 2.1 million working people in health care, public services and property services. We encourage open discussion and invite you to share your opinions on our page. However, we reserve the right to remove posts which do not adhere to our commenting guidelines, which are as follows:

- No foul, discriminatory, defamatory, libelous or threatening language.
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Operating as usual

Our entire healthcare system relies on home care workers. These essential frontline heroes are keeping those they care f...
05/10/2021

Our entire healthcare system relies on home care workers. These essential frontline heroes are keeping those they care for safe, healthy, and out of our overburdened hospitals and nursing homes throughout this pandemic.

This month they are meeting with U.S. Senator Bob Casey about the importance of investing in home care as part of the American Jobs Plan. Follow United Home Care Workers of PA for more!

The #CaseyCaregiverTour made a stop in Philadelphia today, where caregiver Lisa Savage spoke with U.S. Senator Bob Casey about the importance of investing $400 billion into home and community-based services through the American Jobs Plan.

Join us in thanking Senator Casey for lifting care as infrastructure and standing up for home care workers → http://bit.ly/UHWPThanksCasey.

05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day!

On #MothersDay and every day, our care is essential. Thank you to the caregivers working this weekend.

Happy National Nurses Day to all of our nurse members! Thank you for the work you do on the front lines every day, and f...
05/06/2021

Happy National Nurses Day to all of our nurse members! Thank you for the work you do on the front lines every day, and for your bold leadership in improving healthcare and in the statewide fight for safe staffing that protects patients and residents.

Happy National Nurses Day to all of our nurse members! Thank you for the work you do on the front lines every day, and for your bold leadership in improving healthcare and in the statewide fight for safe staffing that protects patients and residents.

Some of Pennsylvania’s nearly 26,300 deaths attributed to COVID-19 could have been prevented with standards contained in...
05/05/2021
COVID-19 proves dangers of ‘corporate’-driven hospital care, need for minimal nurse-to-patient ratios, nurses’ groups say

Some of Pennsylvania’s nearly 26,300 deaths attributed to COVID-19 could have been prevented with standards contained in a pair of proposed bills.

“The COVID-19 pandemic exposed a broken health care system and it led to devastating consequences,” said Michelle Boyle, a registered nurse and member of Nurses of Pennsylvania, one of the groups and nurses’ unions pushing for the changes.

The nurses spoke at a vigil on the steps of the state Capitol where they laid down white roses in honor of Pennsylvanians who died during the pandemic. They told of patient care decisions made by “algorithms” and financial factors rather than medical knowledge, equipment shortages and low staffing levels that undermines patient care and burns out nurses.

Some of Pennsylvania's 26,300 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented, nurses say.

🗳️ What have you heard about PA’s ballot questions this year? Here’s a quick summary so you can make an informed decisio...
05/04/2021

🗳️ What have you heard about PA’s ballot questions this year? Here’s a quick summary so you can make an informed decision when you fill out your ballot. ⤵️

This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re recognizing the leadership of Asian American and Pacific Islander work...
05/04/2021

This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re recognizing the leadership of Asian American and Pacific Islander workers in the fight for justice.

#APAHM
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This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re recognizing the leadership of Asian American and Pacific Islander workers in the fight for justice.

#APAHM
#1u

No one should go without quality, affordable healthcare just because it’s difficult to navigate the process. That’s why ...
05/04/2021

No one should go without quality, affordable healthcare just because it’s difficult to navigate the process. That’s why we spoke out in support of Rep. Austin Davis legislation that would make it easier for Pennnsylvanians to enroll in healthcare programs that fit their income level. Now that the state exchanges and medicaid are expanded with the American Rescue Plan, more people than ever before will be able to get the care they need.

📬 Have you checked your mail today? Ballots are hitting mailboxes across PA! We’re all in to elect champions for working...
05/03/2021

📬 Have you checked your mail today? Ballots are hitting mailboxes across PA! We’re all in to elect champions for working people right here in our own neighborhoods. Check out our caregiver-endorsed candidates and show your support by updating your profile picture! ⤵️

Ce-Ce Gerlach for Mayor → http://bit.ly/3nEdAJI

Ed Gainey for Mayor → http://bit.ly/3gVGRhY

Larry Krasner for DA → http://bit.ly/3aTKPUv

Marty Flynn for State Senate → http://bit.ly/3ueTAzS

Paige Cognetti for Mayor → http://bit.ly/3gRGtkj

05/03/2021
LIVE: Nurses Week 2021 starts with our Vigil for Patient Safety on the steps of the PA Capitol.

Right Now: We’re starting Nurses Week 2021 with our Vigil for Patient Safety on the steps of the PA Capitol.

We’re here to represent nurses and patients across PA as we reflect on the failures of our healthcare system, remember 25,000 in PA we lost in the pandemic because of those failures, & call for a better path forward - starting with safe staffing.

Nurses and community members from around PA sent in their reflections and remembrances to add to our vigil wall, and we've laid out 1,000 white roses - one for every 25 people who lost to Covid-19.

Happy International Workers' Day to our members, and the healthcare workers throughout history who fought to improve wor...
05/01/2021

Happy International Workers' Day to our members, and the healthcare workers throughout history who fought to improve working conditions for themselves and everyone who would come after.

04/30/2021
80 nursing homes, 4,000+ workers taking bold action for good contracts

🚨 TODAY 4,000+ union caregivers at 80 nursing homes collectively marched on the boss 🚨

Coming off of the Enough is Enough Tour, these mighty nursing home workers are taking bold action for new contracts that protect them and their residents, and with their immense strength in numbers, they’re ready to WIN!

They're just getting started! Across the state, nursing home workers are speaking out and driving the transformation of our nursing homes: hold owners accountable, improve resident care, increase staffing, pay staff what they deserve, and respect workers’ rights. And nothing less!

Photos from SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania's post
04/29/2021

Photos from SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania's post

Today was the last day of the Enough is Enough Tour, but the statewide fight of 4,000+ caregivers for strong contracts i...
04/29/2021

Today was the last day of the Enough is Enough Tour, but the statewide fight of 4,000+ caregivers for strong contracts is JUST GETTING STARTED!

3 days 🌅
80 nursing homes 💜
4,400 caregivers negotiating new contracts this year 👊

If the Tour has shown us anything, it's that union nursing home workers across the state are united, mighty, and ready to win contracts that:
➕ Increase staffing
➕ Respect workers
➕ Compensate caregivers for the crucial work they do
➕ Improve resident care

Onwards!

Day 2 of our Enough is Enough Tour 🚌💨💨 4,400 caregivers strong are united in negotiating good contracts in their nursing...
04/28/2021

Day 2 of our Enough is Enough Tour 🚌💨💨 4,400 caregivers strong are united in negotiating good contracts in their nursing homes this year. It's time nursing home workers are paid, appreciated, and respected for the work they do! Good thing this year, they're ready and fired up to win.

In their own words:

“Enough is enough! We are fighting for a strong contract, to be respected, to have enough staff. The residents are not getting the care they should get! It’s not fair to them or us!” - Felicia Hemans, CNA at Langhorne Gardens

“We do too much for too little. We are not compensated for what we do. We are not appreciated for certain things we do.” - Joyce Berry, Restorative CNA, at Chapel Manor

“We want $15 an hour and better, more staffing! Staffing here is really short. We work with 3 or 4 aides a day, sometimes you get 5. Most days it’s 4 aides, and that’s including dietary.” Loretta London, CNA, and Sherry Hotkowski, Dietary Aide, at Crestview

Today, Workers Memorial Day, we remember the members, family, and friends who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and at w...
04/28/2021

Today, Workers Memorial Day, we remember the members, family, and friends who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and at work. Any workplace death is one too many. We honor those lost and fight for the respect, protections, and investment frontline healthcare workers deserve.

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Today, Workers Memorial Day, we remember the members, family, and friends who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and at work. Any workplace death is one too many. We honor those lost and fight for the respect, protections, and investment frontline healthcare workers deserve.

#1u

Today was Day 1 of the Enough is Enough Tour! We’re criss-crossing the entire state, stopping at the 80+ nursing homes w...
04/27/2021

Today was Day 1 of the Enough is Enough Tour! We’re criss-crossing the entire state, stopping at the 80+ nursing homes where workers are united in fighting for a strong contract this year 🔥

Together, these mighty nursing home members are ready to fight tooth and nail for fair pay, raises, staffing, and better protections they and their residents deserve. Enough is enough: Nursing home workers are ALL IN on contracts that respect, protect, and invest in them.

#EnoughIsEnough

Congratulations to caregivers at Penn Highlands Huntingdon Hospital on their new contract! 🥳 Last week, they voted unani...
04/27/2021

Congratulations to caregivers at Penn Highlands Huntingdon Hospital on their new contract! 🥳 Last week, they voted unanimously to ratify an agreement that will help them recruit the best caregivers to join their team. The new contract ensures their patients will get the best care possible at their hospital. Some highlights include:

✔ Annual wage increases
✔ Caps on health insurance increases
✔ Increased PTO options
✔ Strong language to protect dietary and housekeeping

Congratulations to caregivers at Penn Highlands Huntingdon Hospital on their new contract! 🥳 Last week, they voted unanimously to ratify an agreement that will help them recruit the best caregivers to join their team. The new contract ensures their patients will get the best care possible at their hospital. Some highlights include:

✔ Annual wage increases
✔ Caps on health insurance increases
✔ Increased PTO options
✔ Strong language to protect dietary and housekeeping

"For me, having to come here every day, working through a pandemic and not running away, it affects me. I'm tired. I'm p...
04/27/2021
Pennsylvania Nurses On Strike

"For me, having to come here every day, working through a pandemic and not running away, it affects me. I'm tired. I'm physically drained at the end of the day. I go home, I cry. I look for other jobs all the time. But I don't take them, because I care about the people here." - BethAnn Concert, Phlebotomist at Tyler Hospital

ICYMI: Last week, Tyler Memorial Hospital workers went on a three-day STRIKE to save their community hospital. Commonwealth Health Systems, the hospital's TN-based for-profit owner, has received $700+ million in pandemic relief aid and made record profits last year, yet they refuse to bargain a fair contract that improves patient care and working conditions. Watch this recap of the strike by More Perfect Union here ⬇️

Tyler Memorial Hospital nurses have served heroically on the front lines of the COVID pandemic. But Community Health Services, a huge for-profit corporation ...

04/24/2021

“Our plan is return to work, see our patients, give the best care we can. And hopefully when we sit down at the table on May 4th we can start to negotiate fairly" -Danielle Adams, Nutrition Service Tech
After a 3-day ULP strike to demand better staffing and investment to their community hospital, workers at Tyler Memorial in Tunkhannock returned to work Saturday morning.

The nearly 80 caregivers received national attention for standing up to for-profit corporate owner CHS, who gives multi-million dollar bonuses to execs and took over $700 million in taxpayer-funded COVID relief.

04/23/2021

It’s DAY THREE of the #TylerStrike, and Tyler Memorial Hospital workers are stronger than ever 💪 and buckled in🔥 to demand Commonwealth Health Systems put patient care and employee safety FIRST and bargain a fair contract!

BethAnn Concert, Phlebotomist, is LIVE from the line to talk about how TN-based corporation CHS must invest their record profits in improvement in working & patient standards now ⬇️

04/22/2021

🛑 BREAKING: Striking Tyler Memorial Hospital workers are holding a Press Conference NOW on their fight to save their community hospital and improve working conditions and patient care!

Throughout various forms of icy precipitation, Tyler workers have been on the line demanding CHS come to the table and bargain a fair contract that improves patient care and respects caregivers. Join them & listen to their stories about the critical improvements they are fighting for CHS to invest in ⬇️

"CHS's priorities are very different from the workers in this hospital. What you're all fighting at the table is to impr...
04/21/2021

"CHS's priorities are very different from the workers in this hospital. What you're all fighting at the table is to improve working conditions and patient care here in Tunkhannock. There is no other hospital within 50 minutes for your community, and without this hospital, people would die. CHS gobbles up community hospitals all over this country and leaves them a shell of what they were. Shame on CHS to force you all to stand outside to fight for your hospital. Tyler workers, through your union, you have the power to stand up and push back against corporate healthcare and workers all over Pennsylvania have your backs!" - SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania President Matt Yarnell to the striking Tyler Memorial Hospital workers

Tyler caregivers and community members have closed off Day 1 of the #TylerStrike! Tunkhannock deserves better. Workers deserve a fair contract that improves standards, respects them, and protects patients! We're ready to head into Day 2 of our strike tomorrow, for the future of the hospital and the health and safety of the community. ✊

#PatientsOverProfits
#BedsideNotBoardroom
#ProtectAllWorkers

The Tunkhannock community is completely behind striking Tyler Hospital workers! Tyler caregivers are on strike to demand...
04/21/2021

The Tunkhannock community is completely behind striking Tyler Hospital workers! Tyler caregivers are on strike to demand Community Health Systems invest their record-breaking profits and $700M pandemic relief aid in improving patient care, not stuffing their own pockets. Union-wide, we are standing with them!

⬇️ Share messages of support below that you’d like us to share with Tyler workers on the strike line ⬇️

"My heart is heavy, weighed down with mourning and full with the power of accountability." Read President Matthew Yarnel...
04/21/2021

"My heart is heavy, weighed down with mourning and full with the power of accountability." Read President Matthew Yarnell's full statement on the George Floyd murder verdict: http://www.seiuhcpa.org/2021/04/21/may-the-family-of-george-floyd-find-peace-and-may-we-build-the-path-of-true-justice-together/

"My heart is heavy, weighed down with mourning and full with the power of accountability." Read President Matthew Yarnell's full statement on the George Floyd murder verdict: http://www.seiuhcpa.org/2021/04/21/may-the-family-of-george-floyd-find-peace-and-may-we-build-the-path-of-true-justice-together/

04/21/2021

🚨 N O W: Tyler Memorial Hospital workers are ON STRIKE! 🚨 In the midst of a pandemic that has ravaged Northeast PA, Tyler workers have advocated to improve patient care at the bargaining table. Rather than taking healthcare workers’ staffing and patient care concerns seriously, Tennessee-based, for-profit corporation Community Health Systems refused to bargain in good faith.

Left with no other choice, today they begin the #TylerStrike to save the community’s hospital! Danielle Adams, Nutritional Service Tech, is taking over our livestream from the strike line ⬇️

Thank you Bernie Sanders for standing with the hospital workers at Tyler who are going out on strike to tell management ...
04/17/2021

Thank you Bernie Sanders for standing with the hospital workers at Tyler who are going out on strike to tell management to stop violating their rights at work.

Thank you Bernie Sanders for standing with the hospital workers at Tyler who are going out on strike to tell management to stop violating their rights at work.

Understaffing in nursing homes, as highlighted by the Human Rights Watch: Longstanding concerns for staff—the vast major...
04/16/2021
US: Concerns of Neglect in Nursing Homes

Understaffing in nursing homes, as highlighted by the Human Rights Watch: Longstanding concerns for staff—the vast majority of whom are women— include lack of health insurance, paid sick or family leave, and low wages, all of which have contributed to extremely high turnover rates and understaffing. The pandemic exacerbated those issues. It also left many workers exposed to the virus without sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly early in the pandemic. A survey conducted in May and June by SEIU, which represents nursing home workers, found that 78 percent of surveyed workers felt their lives were at risk at work.

Nursing home staff and administrators said staffing shortages influenced their ability to provide sufficient and consistent support to residents, including with eating, drinking, hygiene, and emotional support.

Potential neglect and prolonged isolation may have caused serious harm to many people in nursing homes in the United States during the Covid-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today.

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SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania unites 45,000 health care workers from all areas of the health care industry. We are the nurses, caregivers, dietary workers, lab technicians and housekeepers who work in Pennsylvania’s nursing homes, hospitals, home health care agencies, state health facilities and auxiliary health care services. Together we work to protect patient care, expand access to quality health care for all, and to improve our working conditions. We accomplish these goals by organizing non-union health care workers, driving industry standards in our contracts and fighting for legislation that affects health care in our state. SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania is affiliated with SEIU Healthcare, part of the Service Employees International Union which represents 2.1 million working people in health care, public services and property services. We encourage open discussion and invite you to share your opinions on our page. However, we reserve the right to remove posts which do not adhere to our commenting guidelines, which are as follows: - No foul, discriminatory, defamatory, libelous or threatening language. - No invasion of privacy; no racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable language. - Subject matter which potentially violates HIPPA laws - Comments should be on-topic and relevant to the original post. - No personal attacks. - No promoting violence, illegal or questionable activities. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to participating in a productive discussion with our Facebook community.

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If you call off sick, you DIDN'T leave your coworkers short-staffed. Your boss did. If they refuse to hire enough workers to cover sick workers shifts, they didn't include your human needs in their ... calculations. That is NOT YOUR FAULT! You earned your Sick Time. You deserve it. Use your Sick Time, and don't feel guilty about it.
Can we please talk about why Nurses do not have a Pension Plan?!
I would like to welcome our newest members to the union. Schuylkill workers 150 new members strong.
Me and the members at scranton getting our vaccine. 
Anyone know when us Direct Care Workers will be getting our Covid vaccines?
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NEWS FLASH # 2 10/24/20: NOW AS THE DEATH TOLL MOUNTS AND TRUMP DOES NOTHING TO SAVE LIVES WHILE TRYING TO CUT HEALTHCARE DURING A PANDEMIC, WE NEED TO VOTE HIM OUT, BECAUSE HE HAS WEAPONIZED THE CORONA VIRUS TO SAVE HIMSELF AT THE COST OF DESTROYING SO MANY LIVES, OUR ECONOMY, AND OUR DEMOCRACY. NEWS FLASH #1 9/28/20: TRUMP, THE COMMANDER-IN-THIEF, IS TRYING TO STEAL OUR RIGHT TO VOTE BY RAISING A BOGUS "VOTER FRAUD" ISSUE AND TAKING IT TO THE POLITICIZED SUPREME COURT, WHERE HE HOPES HIS "TRUMPET PUPPETS" WILL ANNOINT HIM DICTATOR/POTUS. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 8/26/20 VOTE TRUMP OUT IN NOVEMBER- HE'S A GRIM REAPER, TRAITOR, DICTATOR, ETC. 1.Trump the GRIM REAPER. Trump is responsible for hundreds of thousands of American deaths from the Covid 19 virus because he should have taken serious steps to get it under control, as other advanced nations have. At first he wanted to get the economy going rather than save lives, because that was his selling point for re-election. Now he is simply letting people die as cannon fodder TO SCARE PEOPLE FROM VOTING. His actions or lack thereof are “QUASI-GENOCIDAL ”, in that causing massive deaths by withdrawal of food supplies or water or emergency medical care or disease prevention is immoral and criminal. An example of this pattern was Stalin’s appropriation of Ukrainian grain in the 1930’s, which caused the death of millions of Ukrainians. 2. Trump the TRAITOR. Trump made a bargain with the devil, being Russia’s Putin, after they enabled the rebuilding of his fortune, such as it is, by way of investing in and financing his business interests. Some of this is on the record but complex, and much more is hidden in banking and tax records not available. In exchange for that and their help in getting him elected in 2016, Russia has had a free ride in their aggressions. If he got tough with Russia they would expose him and pull the rug on his house of cards business empire, which has excessive debt he can never repay 3. Trump uses and ABUSES HIS POWERS for personal and political gain only, treating this country and its 330 million people as a fiefdom.or real estate property. He ignores the Constitution at every turn. 4. Trump the LIAR. Almost every time Trump speaks, he lies, tens of thousands of lies during his Presidency. He has no credibility. For example, if he announces a Covid vaccine shortly before the election, people would be skeptical and not want to chance taking it. 5. Trump the RACIST. Beyond being a white supremacist, Trump uses racism to divide the country, exploiting racial fears and prejudices to carve out support from working class white people who are ironically being stepped on just like minorities. 6. He is a misogynist and disrespects women’s rights and family values including childcare and moral decency. 7. He PROMOTES VIOLENCE and DOMESTIC TERRORISM, including prompting his minions to amplify violence at street protests, caused by his own policies, and then blaming Democrats as a new distraction from the Covid. 8. He has NO EMPATHY, for the dead or dying victims of the Covid, of racial murders, of domestic terrorist murders, or of the millions losing their jobs or homes or going hungry. 9. He chips away at democracy one step at a time and is now pretty much a DICTATOR. But if he wins another time, he will become very much a dictator. He has trampled on and ignored the Constitution. 10 He has assumed legislative authority from Congress, legislating by EXECUTIVE FIAT. 11. He is PACKING THE COURTS, so that the judiciary would only be a rubber stamp of approval for his actions, right or wrong. 12. He pursues VOTER SUPPRESSION in many ways, in order to steal his and other elections. 13. He has openly stated his intention to DESTROY SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE, a shocking plan that would leave people on the streets, ill and hungry. 14. He has appointed acting cabinet members and other officials to CIRCUMVENT the required Senate APPROVAL PROCESS. 15. He has developed a dangerous CULT following via his bellicose salesmanship- not unlike Hitler’s, which could lead to MAJOR CIVIL UNREST whether he wins or loses the election. 16. He STONEWALLS or outright refuses to comply with CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT.. 17. He is essentially a CRIMINAL, with a lifetime trail of FRAUD, business and TAX CHEATING. 18. He is INCOMPETENT, aside from all else, and could not succeed in running the country in any case, as he lacks the concentration, doesn’t read, and has NO WORK ETHIC. 19. He has gone BANKRUPT several times It is no surprise how he has MISMANAGED THE ECONOMY 20. Trump has the personality of a SCHOOLYARD BULLY, and a nasty temper, no negotiating or diplomatic skills. 21. Has been described as like a MOB BOSS, demanding ABSOLUTE LOYALTY and no dissenting opinions from his staff. But he has no loyalty to his staff, whom he fires at will by tweet. 22. Trump will STOP AT NOTHING TO WIN, INCLUDING SABOTAGING THE POSTAL SERVICE to keep people from voting by mail, though this would create havoc in all the other ways mail is vital to Americans, He is likely to refuse to leave office if he loses the election, just like the dictator he already is in a sense. 23. Trump’s 2017 TAX CUT was a TRILLION DOLLAR GIFT TO HIS RICH FRIENDS and himself, with unusual SPECIAL CHANGES TO THE TAX CODE FAVORING HIS REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES 24. Trump opposes even minimal gun control laws, such as background checks and limits to military grade weapons. 25. Trump endangers the environment, creating negative climate changes and health issues. 26. Trump has diminished our place as a world leader in democratic ideals and as a bulwark against Russian and other threats to world peace, and made America under Trump a laughing stock. 27. Trump has not “drained the swamp” as he pretended he would, but has brought corruption to the worst level in our history. 28. Trump has made a joke out of his “Build A Wall” program, proving it impossible to build and easy for people to get over or around. He and his wealthy corporate donors have actually tacitly supported and used illegal immigrants to keep wages down on American workers. 29. Trump has fought in court and otherwise to eliminate Obamacare and pre-existing conditions, the safety net for millions of Americans, and failed to combat high prescription drug prices. 30. Our economy is in the worst state since the Great Depression of almost 100 years ago. It is not an asterisk incidental to a temporary glitch from a virus, but rather a direct result of his deliberate decision to ignore the disease he perceived as a threat to his re-election - which had the effect of both worsening the economy and the pandemic. We now suffer the compound damage of a worsening economy and pandemic, not to mention intense civil unrest. . In short, Trump played the country as a personal project under his control, holding our welfare hostage to his re-election campaign, which has been his main focus since taking office. Imagine what would happen to our Democracy and our chance to return to normalcy if he wins the election in November. This is why it is so vital that we all vote. If, as it has been said, only 60% of the electorate voted in 2016, and most of the nonvoting 40% were arguably would-be Democrat voters - let’s say 3 out of 4, then 60% of all potential voters were Democrats and Hillary would have won by a 60-40 landslide. That works out, on a sample of 100, to about 30 of the first 60, plus 30 the missing 40, for a total of 60 of 100. Think of it, people, with all the voter suppression, cheating and Russian interference, Democrats would still have won handily with a greater turnout. SO, WHAT TO DO?. VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, WHICH FOR SOME PEOPLE IT DOES, AND FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES AND THAT OF OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN, AND FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY. IT HAS TO BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY. SO VOTE EARLY, ORGANIZE AND HELP YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND VOTE. YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE. OK TO SHARE
I work with the DOH and would like to know what deal the union is working with management on for a new schedule starting in November.