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Ups Teamsters Covid Agreement

Ups Teamsters Covid Agreement

EPI reports and blogs have documented how workers, through their unions, solve problems and make changes that improve their lives and communities. This includes ensuring greater access to paid sick leave and health insurance, both of which are of particular importance in the current pandemic. This blog post, which comes from public sources of information, summarizes only a few avenues for unionized workers to use their bargaining rights to have a say in safe and effective work during the pandemic. We encourage readers to share their stories to add these examples. Please keep these important stories coming. If you have examples of unions being given significant arrangements to help their members stay safe and adapt to changes at work during this crisis, please email me at lengdahl@epi.org. The letters call for urgent investments in public health and measures to support all workers, regardless of their employment status, including workers in the informal economy, including paid sick leave from day one; protecting wages and incomes Reducing managed working hours, if necessary, with government assistance to maximize income security; Mortgage, rental and loan relief; universal social protection and free access to health care; and childcare assistance for high-level workers working in the health, supermarket, pharmacy and other important sectors. For example, the International Trade Union Confederation, which represents 200 million members of 332 member organisations in 163 countries and territories, joined the Council of Trade Unions of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to send a letter to G20 heads of state and government. They called for coordinated action by the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization, the OECD, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to “protect the health of all, as well as the incomes and jobs of all workers, key to the stability of the economy and the real economy.” The stories in which union workers demand the protection and protection of health and safety keep coming back. In her recent blog post on the very outdated and harmful rules affecting the trade union organization, my colleague Céline McNicholas notes that “food unions have gained personal protective equipment, a period of paid sickness and at-risk custody for their members.” That is the kind of place at the table that is so important — at all times, but right now. The way in which freight companies manage paid leave for COVID-19 and other coronavirus issues is a major concern for workers and the public. We have never seen such immediate and far-reaching changes in so many jobs in modern history.

What are unions doing to ensure that workers have a place at the table? UPS also assured its employees that it would strive to keep its facilities and devices clean and virus-free. UPS must maintain the minimum risk for employees, no customer signature is required. In a March 21 tweet, the company said its supply teams were working to obtain more disinfectants by hand, gloves, masks and cleaning products. FedEx has also taken steps to reduce the risk of infection to employees. Unions not only help workers in individual workplaces, they also seek a wider place at the table for all workers. After the U.S. Department of Homeland Security UPS and its colleagues also said it was critical infrastructure, UPS and other freight companies stepped up communication efforts with employees and the public since the COVID-19 outbreak to address the virus`s problems in the workplace.

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