State Chapter Safety & PPE Update

Members with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction are continuing to speak out about critical safety issues during the COVID19 pandemic. Below are some recent articles from the last few days that cover the continued call for the Ohio DRC, OhioMHAS, Ohio DYS, Governor DeWine, and the State of Ohio, to take immediate action to increase the availability of personal protective equipment and improve safety policies. 

• Chronicle Telegram, “Ohio Corrections union demands additional protection from state,” 8/22/20. 
• Lima Ohio News, “Virus numbers on rise at Lima prison,” 8/21/20. 
• Ashland Source, “COVID-19: Ohio’s union prison workers continue call for protective equipment,” 8/20/20. 

To be a part of a Union at work means to have a powerful voice. Together, members will continue to speak out about these safety concerns. 

In Solidarity, 

Joshua Norris – Executive Vice President 
SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH


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