Health and Safety

Guia Actualizada para los Delegados de la UE Durante el Pandemico de COVID-19

Spanish

En cuanto el pandémico de COVID-19 sigue plagando a nuestros lugares de trabajo y a nuestras comunidades, los delegados de la UE siguen siendo la primera línea de defensa para mantener seguros y informados a nuestros miembros. Esta es la segunda edición especial del Delegado de la UE que provea información al día importante basada en lo que los científicos estén reportando sobre el virus mismo y las mejoras practicas de nuestros locales de la UE.

Updated Guidance For UE Stewards During The COVID-19 Pandemic

English

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague our workplaces and communities, UE Stewards continue to be the first line of defense to keep our members informed and healthy. This second special edition of the UE Steward provides important updates based on what scientists report about the virus itself and on best practices developed at UE locals.

Programas sindicales de salud y seguridad

Spanish

Cada lugar de trabajo de UE debe tener un Comité de Salud y Seguridad, o un Programa Sindical para Salud y Seguridad.  El apoyo financiero a OSHA ha sido severamente recortado, así que ningún trabajador debe confiar en que OSHA hará inspecciones.

Sin importar lo que diga el jefe, es el derecho y deber del sindicato tratar asuntos de salud y seguridad, aún si no hay lenguaje específico en el contrato.

Una Guía de Lucha en Contra del COVID-19 para el Delegado de la UE: Como guiar a nuestros miembros durante una crisis de salud y económica sin precedente.

Spanish

Los delegados de la UE son nuestra primera línea de defensa en este nuevo frente. Los delegados tienen un papel especial para asistir a nuestros miembros en como confrontar a una situación que amenaza a sus vidas. Algunos de nuestros lugares de trabajo tienen que mantenerse abiertos para proveer servicios de sostenimiento de vida y los delegados necesitan abogar por protecciones especiales de trabajo.

A UE Steward’s Guide to Fighting COVID-19: Guiding our members through an unprecedented health and economic crisis.

English

UE Stewards are our first line of defense on a new front. Stewards have a special role to play right now to assist our members as they face a life-threatening situation. Some of our workplaces must stay open to provide life-sustaining services, and stewards will need to advocate for special workplace protections. Other workplaces must close or drastically reduce the number of workers present to prevent this disease from spreading more rapidly, and stewards will need to help workers navigate layoffs and maintain connections with members outside of work.

Union Health and Safety Programs

English

Every UE workplace should have a Health & Safety Committee or a Union Program for Health & Safety. Funding for OSHA has been cut severely and so no workers should rely on OSHA to make inspections.

No matter what the boss says, it is the right and the duty of the union to deal with health & safety issues even if there is no specific language in the contract.

Safety Hazards in the Office

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Safety Hazards in the Office

In 1990 OSHA began a process that was supposed to end with the issuing of rules on workplace ergonomics to deal with many various forms of Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD). The issuing of these new rules has been stalled in Congress for 8 years by pro-business republicans and democrats.

So what is "ergonomics" and "CTDs" and since OSHA hasn’t issued these rules can we still file grievances over these type of health & safety problems?

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