Small but mighty local committee collects 200 cards for union safety action

Local 204 in Midland, Mich., may have a new, somewhat small Rapid Response team, but the crew is certainly mighty. The group of members, who work at the MidMichigan Medical Center, flexed their activist muscles by collecting nearly 200 cards for the USW’s “Safe Jobs Now” campaign.

“This is a huge accomplishment for us, as no one has really gotten involved before,” said Terri Parks, the local’s Rapid Response coordinator. “But everyone was so eager to fill these cards out. We are looking forward to our next action.”

The union is currently pushing the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. This bill would direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure employers develop and implement violence prevention plans.

You can learn about this campaign to help stem the epidemic of workplace violence in health care and how you can get involved by clicking here.

The local’s RR team consists of Katie Schultz (co-coordinator), Travis Moraski (team member), Jose Montalvo (team member), Jennifer Grochowski (team member), Amber Benedict (team member), and Terri Parks (coordinator).

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