DHS (Hospitals)

Could we be mandated to shelter in place at our job?

March 26, 2020

Could we be mandated to shelter in place at our job?

At this time, no 24-hour operation is requiring employees to stay on the property and not go home. The employer would have to notify the union if they were thinking of making...

If a room has a suspected case, can they mandate us to enter the room without proper personal protection?

March 26, 2020

If a room has a suspected case, can they mandate us to enter the room without proper personal protection?

No one should enter an infected area without proper equipment. If the area is infected and they don’t receive the proper equipment, they should just say they feel unsafe entering that area.

Should we have to provide our own personal protection?

March 26, 2020

Should we have to provide our own personal protection?

No, but if the employer is failing to do so, employees should take every precaution, including providing their own protection until the employer corrects the situation. If this is happening at your...

Can our employer not follow proper cleaning procedures at this time?

March 26, 2020

Can our employer not follow proper cleaning procedures at this time?

No.  If that’s happening, you should call your staff representative or the Member Resource Center at 1-800-5-AFSCME.

Do we have to be provided with the proper personal protection equipment?

March 26, 2020

Do we have to be provided with the proper personal protection equipment?

Employees should be provided with the proper personal protection equipment and the employer should be following CDC and Department of Health guidelines with cleaning procedures. If these things are not being done,...