As the global impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, both our union members and other workers are being impacted in significant ways.

Please visit the UnionBase discussion page and talk with other union leaders and members about what you are doing to protect workers.

Checkout our running list of which unions endorsed which Democratic Candidate

Here are the policies unions are pushing for during this crisis:

Union Related

Dangers Facing Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/business/construction-death.html?searchResultPosition=1

Common Good Platform to Protect Students, Families, and Workers Against COVID-19

https://www.ctulocal1.org/posts/ctu-allies-lay-out-common-good-platform-to-protect-students-families-workers-as-coronavirus-threat-spreads/

https://www.utla.net/news/utla-statement-proactive-closure-lausd-schools

New York Teachers Threaten to "Sick Out" and Successfully Force New York Schools to Close
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/nyc-teachers-union-warns-members-against-sick-out-over-coronavirus/ar-BB11dTE2

Delta Airlines staff beginning to organize to form union out of fear of impact of corona virus:

https://prospect.org/labor/coronavirus-is-jump-starting-union-organizing-at-delta/

Union Defends staff calling out sick due to Coronavirus:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/05/coronavirus-union-defends-staff-of-sydney-aged-care-home-after-most-call-in-sick

Pilot Union reaches settlement about payment with Delta:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/14/delta-pilot-union-agree-on-partially-paid-time-off-as-coronavirus-forces-cuts.html

The NBA Players Union issued a memo on Friday about :

https://www.si.com/nba/rockets/news/nbpa-doomsday-provision-coronavirus-suspension

MLB Players Get Marching Orders from Union

https://www.nj.com/yankees/2020/03/coronavirus-shutdown-yankees-players-get-marching-orders-from-union.html

Actors Union Asks for Protection during Pandemic:

https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-actors-equity-government-protection-theatre-closures-20200313-nndh7ltm4jg2bdtb4u24gbemeu-story.html

Union Pushes to Protect Manufacturing Workers

https://uaw.org/uaw-gm-ford-fca-enhance-covid-19-coronavirus-protections-manufacturing-warehouse-workers/

Union Events Internationally

The Council of Global Unions representing 200 Million Workers calls for protecting workers

https://www.bwint.org/cms/news-72/covid-19-workers-need-workplace-safety-measures-1657?actId=ebwp0YMB8s2haDw6_gv4F9UcvuQDVN7alUaprjO3SW9yzg-he5Suh98SkIKwMoFh&actCampaignType=CAMPAIGN_MAIL&actSource=500184

Non-Union Workers


Hospitality workers facing massive layoffs:

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/events-canceled-due-to-coronavirus-mean-lost-wages-difficult-spring-for-seattle-area-hospitality-workers/

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hospitality-workers-union-90-percent-may-lose-jobs_n_5e724b1bc5b63c3b6488efb2

Norwegian Air cuts 50% of jobs due to corona virus:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/03/12/norwegian-air-axes-up-to-50-of-employees-as-coronavirus-layoffs-begin/#fbde4e32a8b8

SXSW festival lays off 1/3rd of its full time employees:

https://www.businessinsider.com/sxsw-coronavirus-layoffs-cancellation-austin-2020-3

MGM resorts begins layoffs:

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/tourism/furloughs-layoffs-hit-mgm-resorts-due-to-coronavirus-crisis-1980266/

Corona virus causing job losses and disruption in Hawaii:

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/03/14/hawaii-news/job-losses-and-disruptions-mount-as-virus-threatens-hawaiis-economy/

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