covid19

USW Live: May Day, Immigrant Workers and COVID-19

This May Day – International Workers Day – we’re reminded of the horrible impact of the current pandemic, with millions suffering furloughs and layoffs, and tens of thousands dying as a result of infection. Too many healthcare workers and others doing essential work are risking infection every day for lack of PPE and other important safety precautions. Join USW Education Department’s Guillermo Perez with two of the labor movement’s leading advocates for the health and well-being of immigrant workers – Yanira Merino, National President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and Alvina Yeh, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), as they report on the on-going fight for immigrant rights in midst of this pandemic.

The Family Medical Leave Act in the Time of COVID-19

Join Joan Hill and Guillermo Perez of the USW Membership & Education Department as they examine how USW members can make use of the federal Family Medical Leave Act to safeguard their jobs and health benefits should they need to take medical leave for themselves or a family member during the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar is a follow-up to an earlier webinar on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which dealt with recently enacted federal emergency leave that unfortunately failed to cover many thousands of our members.