Time to Put on the Pressure, Steelworkers!

 

Two weeks ago, over 650 Steelworkers took to the streets in Washington, D.C. at our Rapid Response, Legislative, and Policy Conference, sending a strong message to Congress and the Department of Labor: we want Safe Jobs Now for our health care and social service workers.

While we rallied in front of the Department of Labor, a group of our impacted health care members met with representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and delivered tens of thousands of postcards from our recent national action to urge passage of H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. This bill would direct OSHA to ensure their workplaces develop and implement violence prevention plans.

Our members also delivered postcards to Senate offices and held conversations with over 200 House offices, driving home our message that safety on the job is a priority for every worker.

Our message is being heard. A vote in the House is expected this week. We need to keep the pressure on by telling our Representatives their support is both essential and expected.

Make a Quick Call! 

Action Instructions:

  • Dial our toll-free number to the U.S. House:
    866-202-5409. You will be automatically routed to your Representative.
  • Tell the office who you are and where you are from.
  • Tell them to protect our healthcare and social service workers by supporting H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.

 

 

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Jess Kamm at 412-562-2446

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Editor Jim McKay

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Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

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United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222