Enforce State and Local COVID-19 Rules in all California State Employee Workplaces

Enforce State and Local COVID-19 Rules in all California State Employee Workplaces

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COVID-19 infections continue to rise in California. Every department in California's state government has employees who are deemed essential workers and must continue to report to work in their offices, shops, and institutions. These essential workers put themselves and their families at risk of serious illness and death, yet their employers are not being held accountable for failing to comply with local public health orders and Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulations adopted by the State on November 30, 2020.

These failures include: 

  • Failure to promptly notify employees of possible exposure in the workplace;
  • Failure to provide sufficient Personal Protective Equipment to employees;
  • Failure to provide testing to employees during work hours when an outbreak occurs in the workplace;
  • Failure to clearly communicate and consistently implement COVID-19 policies and procedures to employees, including cleaning and sanitizing protocols;
  • Failure to consistently provide telework opportunities or otherwise accommodate employees who are at high risk of serious illness in the event of a COVID-19 infection.  

State workers have had their pay cut by nearly 10%, but continue to serve the people of California.We must be protected in the performance of their service to the community. Protecting State workers also protects the members of the community that they interact with, will help speed the physical and economic recovery of California for All.  We State Workers call upon our boss Governor Newsom to enforce state and local health standards in ALL state employee worksites, with clear consequences applied to to the managers of these worksites when they are not in compliance.  

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