Petition to Megan Brennan, USPS
Hazard pay for all USPS EMPLOYEES!!
As we get deeper and deeper into this Coronavirus epidemic postal employees are being forced to work and do overtime upwards of 12 hours a day. As of this present time there have been Upwards of more than 40 confirmed cases of coronavirus with-in the United States Postal Service. From dealing with the day-to-day struggles of rain, sleet snow, hail or no AC in postal vehicles limited heating in postal vehicles no innovations in carriers delivery methods no innovations in protection clothing or any other areas of the post office. Megan Brennan USPS CEO hasn’t sent any supplies such as had sanitizer or mask for employees protection, she made a very vague statement which basically read her employees should follow CDC guidelines. Blood, sweat, and tears postal employees carrier this company on their backs day in and day out at the expense of time with our families, wear and tear on our bodies, mental and emotional abuse from USPS management. We are demanding hazard pay for working during Coronavirus considering we are essential during this epidemic we should at be paid for it. The union is no help to employees during this at all they should be fighting for this hazard pay or threatening for another shutdown. We have to get louder post office!! Hopefully this is an outlet to make change happen.
Petition to Massachusetts House Of Representatives, Massachusetts Senate, Charlie Baker
MBTA Essential Workers Support Bill #HD.4970. We Need The Legislature To Support Us!
MBTA Essential Workers on the Frontline of the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis Support Bill #HD.4970: An Act relative to state employees performing core functions As public transportation workers at the MBTA, we take our responsibility to the public good of the Metro Boston area and the Commonwealth very seriously. During this public health crisis, we recognize more than ever how much people depend on us to be a vital service in their lives. We work with a high level of professionalism every day to transport those people as best we can under incredible amounts of stress, uncertainty, danger, and the high risk of potentially contracting this deadly virus, COVID-19. Everyday we see our co-workers continue to test positive for COVID-19 which strikes fear in all of our hearts. We’ve experienced the tremendous loss of a colleague and we face the finality of death together. Never did any one of us ever imagine we would be forced into the predicament of potentially putting our lives on the line every day while we continue to serve the Commonwealth as essential employees. We have been left to fight for our own personal protection equipment just like all frontline essential employees. We have watched other essential employees be provided streamlined testing for COVID-19 while wondering if we may someday get our turn. We do our best to perform our duties in the face of these hazards without complaint but can’t help feeling very alone sometimes. In the words of Tony Utano, President of Transport Workers United Local 100 in New York, “Dedication and duty does not mean using transit workers as cannon fodder.” The frontline workers of the MBTA, members of many different united unions, will always continue to serve the great people of this Commonwealth that we all love, even in the face of this immense challenge and trying times. We support Bill.HD.4970 as validation that our service matters, our lives matter, and that our legislative leaders recognize the moral obligation they have to serve us in our time of need. This petition is signed by active duty, frontline, essential workers of the MBTA who support Bill. HD.4970 and people who agree that essential workers deserve your consideration in this piece of legislation. We’ve seen many private companies do the right thing for their frontline essential employees but as public sector employees we need our legislatures to do the right thing for us. We urge you to not only support it but to do your part in ensuring it becomes reality.
Petition to Honorable Melinda Coonrod, Mark Inch
Releasing workforce inmates in florida
Due to the Coronavirus we are petitioning the release of inmates who are already working in the community and have under a year left to be able to be released to their family so that their not continuing to come back to a housing complex and being forced to be around hundreds of other individuals and taking a chance of catching and spreading the virus. Most inmates are working and are tax payers. Paying as much as a United States citizens pays to rent a home. They should be entitled to be with their families during these troubling times. They would not be a danger to the community's due to the fact they are already working in the community
Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, Greg Abbott, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Hazardous pay for healthcare workers
I am aware of the coronovirus situation we are facing. This is more serious than people are taking it. As a Respiratory therapist I am considered to be most exposed to these type of patients. Rather intubating a patient who comes in with respiratory distress, or administering nebulizers, placing patient on Bipap or Vapotherms, High flow oxygen devices. I am the one who manages the Ventilator. I am the airway I will be in the patients face and be at risk. Like many times before with other situations a patient comes in and the whole ER staff is exposed later finding out that we were exposed to this patient and now have to get testing and take special medications for example being exposed to TB and having to be medicated for 3 months; or meningitis and having to be medicated. This Coronovirus is much more serious and has proven to be more deadly. We are supposed to be at social distancing however as a healthcare provider I cannot stay home we have to come to work in any situation and care for patients. I love what I do however I don’t feel we are recognized enough for what we do. Please allow us a raise or at least HAZARDOUS PAY throughout the healthcare system immediately! Thanks
Petition to President of the United States, United States Department of Transportation, FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, Elaine Chao, Raymond Martinez, Jim Mullen, Mike Pence, U.S. Senate
Protect Truckers Through Covid 19
Truckers are working hard to haul the goods the American people need. It is a travesty that Covid 19 legislation is grossly inadequate in addressing the unique needs of the long haul driver. Long haulers are away from home far more often than they are at home. If a driver becomes ill with Covid 19, it is far more likely it will happen on the road. They are especially vulnerable, due to their dependence on truck stops, where they encounter the traveling public frequently. Additionally, they are in and out of shippers and receivers and rest areas regularly. This situation is declining, as rest areas and shippers/receivers are increasingly closing restrooms and instead installing Kybos. At this time there is still no official guidance, nor assistance, for the long haul driver. If drivers get sick, your shelves go bare. Our nation's drivers should not have to risk financial catastrophe for themselves and their families, in addition to their increased risk of illness, for absolutely no compensation*, nor assistance, in the event they fall ill or test positive. A minimum of 3 issues need addressed immediately. 1. Establishment of a hotline for drivers where they can receive guidance on what to do and where to go if they become ill when on the road. Due to the nature of their vehicle, up to 70 foot long and 80,000 pounds, they will likely require facilitation in regard to getting them to a clinic or hospital and later, possibly, to a motel or appropriate facility. 2. Drivers who become ill while in the course of their duties, who were forced to quarantine in a motel or other facility away from home, should be reimbursed 100% of all expenses for food, supply delivery and lodging. If a family member must travel to the truck driver, those travel expenses should be fully reimbursed. 3. Drivers who become ill in the course of their duties should be entitled to sick pay, commensurate with their average daily earnings, until such time as they are medically cleared to return to work. Additionally, a driver who tests positive, whether ill or not, but who is required to be quarantined, should also be entitled to sick pay. This should apply to all drivers, no matter the number of employees their carrier employs, including owner operators. (edited for clarity 4/2/20) Considering the disgusting pet pork projects allowed to pass, this protection for the American truck driver should not even be in question. This petition does not ask for hazard pay, raises or bonuses - it asks only for protection. Truckers, friends and their families are millions strong and we're watching. Do the right thing. Thank you to all those who sign in support the American truck driver. We deeply appreciate you. *ETA, 4/2/2020: Please see the 2nd update for more information about why the legislation passed thus far does not adequately provide sufficient protections for ALL truckers. IMPORTANT UPDATE! 4/7/2020: Announced today is a proposal for hazard pay for essentials, including truck drivers. Although hazard pay is not what was asked for in this petition, this is a side-step in a direction that might address what we ARE asking for - sick pay & reimbursements for Covid related issues. There's never been a more important time to reach out to your lawmakers and share, share, share. One part of the statement that is a little worrisome says, "The Heroes Fund would provide funding directly to eligible employers so they could then distribute the premium payments." Who is an eligible employer? The end goal of this petition is that ALL truckers are covered for illness. Keep your eye on this! Hazard Pay for Essentials
Petition to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
We want the Atlanta Beltline shut down until the COVID19 pandemic is over.
Many using the Atlanta Beltline do not adhere to public safety “social distancing” measures. Those who implement social distancing on the Beltline are imposed on by those who ignore safety measures. There are thousands of streets in this city to go running. Follow Chicago’s example and encourage people to create unique exercise routes that do not include designated paths or recreation areas. Neighborhood streets, open fields, and sidewalks are places where exercise can be done with many avenues for citizens to keep their safe 6-8ft distance while moving past one another. It only takes one misstep to cause an interaction that could spread illness. The Beltline is attributing to more danger than good at this current time. When citizens will not do what it takes to make the city safe, it is up to the government. Please be there for the safety of the community and shut down the Beltline.
Petition to Governor Tom Wolf - Pennsylvania, PA Rep. Mike Turzai, PA Senator Joseph Scarnati, Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate
Allow Pennsylvania licensees to sell spirits for take-out & delivery thru 12/31/20
The COVID pandemic has shut down non-essential businesses, but Pennsylvania has decided that grocery stores and beer distributors (as well as our local brewers, distillers, and vintners!) can stay open. That still leaves the market for legal alcohol sadly underserved. The State Stores are closed, and the PLCB's website is proving unable to meet customer demand. Individual statewide deliveries from only three warehouses put added stress on a delivery chain that's needed for medical supplies. There is a simple, elegant solution that has benefits for all: allow Pennsylvania's restaurants, taverns, and beer distributors to sell wine, beer, spirits, and cider for take-out and local delivery. Ontario just made a similar allowance through the end of the year. Given the current devastating restrictions on the restaurant and hospitality industry, there is a strong likelihood that many of these businesses will close and never re-open. Every one of them will leave unemployed citizens, blighted neighborhoods, weakened banks; shocks that will echo throughout the state. If these businesses are to remain open in order to rehire laid-off employees after the emergency, they need every opportunity to stay afloat. We need to allow them to create profit where they can, and they can fill the hole that the State Stores have left. Restaurant people are licensed, trained, and motivated. They are already paying their taxes on every bottle sold. Most of them already have an inventory of spirits that is a frozen asset. Let them sell that and make money to pay employees, rent, utilities, and debt, a chance to re-open fully when the crisis abates. Beer distributors, also licensed and trained, need to be allowed to sell wine and spirits simply in the name of fairness. They are doing their part to serve Pennsylvania citizens' needs in the crisis, they deserve to continue to survive this. The PLCB's wholesale arm is supplying large customers, like supermarket chains, with wine. In the name of fairness, in the name of economic survival, they need to supply all licensees who can safely do take-out or delivery sales in their neighborhoods. The addition of spirits to trucks that are already on the road is a no-brainer answer to the problem of spirit sales to citizens (without the risks of statewide home delivery). Infrastructure is already in place, or can be put in place quickly with the assistance of the PLCB's wholesale suppliers, who have already offered to help. That means more jobs for Pennsylvanians. There is no good reason why this should not be allowed. The only thing holding it back is laws that were put in place as much as 85 years ago. That was a different time; Prohibition was repealed to help meet an economic crisis. Once again, we find ourselves in very different times, and new laws are needed to meet new crises. Help the hospitality industry now, and change this rule immediately. This can make a huge difference to the future of literally thousands of small businesses, and tens of thousands of employees, across Pennsylvania.
Petition to Preferred Campus Management, American campus communities, University of Central Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, The White House, Florida Representitives, Mayor Buddy Dyer
Allow Students Who Live Off-Campus to Terminate Their Lease
Many students, like me, and their families lost their job due to COVID-19 and are not able to afford their rent. UCF asked students to return to their permanent residence yet the off-campus housing apartments are still charging us rent and threatening late fees/penalties and giving us slim to no options. Students have enough debt as it is this is just added pressure during extremely unprecedented and difficult times. The UCF Interim President, Thad Seymour, Jr. sent out a letter to all off-campus student housing managers requesting them to work with students on a case by case basis and to consider granting early lease terminations, as UCF has begun processing refunds for on-campus student housing. UCF sent an alert to all students (attached) stating the following: "UCF Alert UCF Alert - Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:32 PM "UCF has taken strategic actions to depopulate the campus over the past several weeks. By tonight, students who reside in UCF Housing should have returned to their permanent residences. Those with extenuating circumstances remaining on campus and students in off-campus housing must abide by the order. Students currently off campus should not return to UCF until further notice." According to this UCF Bulletin dated 3/25/2020, students were asked to return to their permanent residents, and therefore by following pertinent instructions from the direction of their university, we are now prejudiced to be held accountable for our lease obligations. Since students were informed from UCF that the rest of their spring and summer semesters will be online and stay home at their permanent resides, therefore the remainder of our leases should be terminated as most Spring/Summer leases end in July 31, 2020. The off-campus affiliated housing facilities including Plaza on University, Knights Circle, The Retreat, The Station, The Point, Mercury 3100 and many more complexes are holding students at bay by threatening consequences if payments are not made in the timely fashion. They are blatantly breaking the law and taking advantage of college students and again giving us incredible stress when President Trump distinctly gave a reprieve to help those affected during this astounding economic collapse, from the horrid pandemic. THEY ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF STUDENTS THIS MUST END AND WE MUST BE ALLOWED TO TERMINATE OUR LEASES IF WE CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY THEM!!!!