Non-Commonwealth Employee Updates Concerning COVID-19

Have a question? Know of an update that’s not included here? Email us at local668@seiu668.org. For additional updates and information-sharing, members can join our Together We Rise Facebook Group!

If you have questions regarding your work location or contract, please contact your Steward or your Business Agent.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Genorocity: Nina Jackson and her union want the federal stimulus bill to cover hazard pay, paid leave and more

Thursday, July 23, 2020

York Dispatch: Union seeks hazard pay for essential workers, funding for social services

Thursday, July 9, 2020

SEIU Local 668 is excited to announce an informational town hall on COVID-19 on Saturday, July 11 at 1:00 pm. The town hall will feature epidemiologist Dr. Leslie E. Phillips, currently the Director of Population Health and Safety Services for SEIU Local 775’s Benefits Group. She’ll be talking with us about what we know about the coronavirus, and, importantly, how we can keep ourselves safe at our worksites, and in our communities.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

SEIU Local 668 held a Senate call in day for members about funding in the next COVID-19 Stimulus package.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

SEIU Local 668 sent an email to all members about the Just Recovery press event held by the PA Legislature

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

SEIU Local 668 emailed members to send an Email to Beaver County Commissioners to support the county workers.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Ellwood City Ledger: Beaver County Courthouse employee tests positive for COVID-19

Friday, May 15, 2020

Allentown Morning Call: Human Services union objects as Northampton County calls employees back into workplaces Monday

SEIU Local 668 emailed members and asked them to send an Email to Northampton County Council to support county workers.

Monday, April 27, 2020

SEIU Local 668 is holding a meeting with PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Thursday, April 30th at 6 PM. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please submit any questions you have for the AG by Noon on Wednesday the 29th.

Please register for this meeting via the link below:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqcOqspjsqGtYAj8U5qf4C3ODg-oKXIET4

Please pre-submit a question for AG Shapiro by Noon on 4/29:
https://forms.gle/y4dw1o7BfY6M9Ves9

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Pittsburgh Current: SEIU Calls For Closure Of Halfway Houses For ‘Knowingly’ Putting Employees, Residents At Risk To COVID-19

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

SEIU Local 668 released an abbreviated edition of our quarterly newsletter, Re:Union.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

SEIU Local 668 will be hosting an additional tele-townhall on Thursday, April 16th at 11 AM. Please register via this Zoom link and submit any questions by Noon on Wednesday, April 15th.

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Meadville Tribune: Temporary furloughs to begin Monday in Crawford County

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Altoona Mirror: Child welfare workers seek safety amid virus outbreak

The Washington Observer-Reporter: Washington County government seeks voluntary lay-offs

The Pittsburgh Current:‘In way over their heads’: Allegheny Co. jail wasn’t prepared for COVID-19, employees say

Tuesday, April 7,2020

From the Penn Capital Star: From 668 member Chris Good: COVID-19 in Pa.: Federal, state lawmakers need to step up to protect frontline workers | Opinion

Monday, April 6, 2020

SEIU Local 668:released a full membership email update. If you would like to participate in Thursday’s Roundtable Discussion with Legislators, please register here. If you’d like to take part in Monday’s COVID-19 Tele-Townhall, please register here.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

SEIU Local 668 released a membership email update.

The Beaver County Times: Essential public workers demand more COVID-19 protections

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

SEIU Local 668: Lackawanna County Works to Stop the Spread While Protecting Workers

The Governor’s Office: Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health: Pennsylvania on Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Beginning at 8 PM Tonight, “Most Prudent Option to Stop the Spread”

The U.S. Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace

The Altoona Mirror: Union critical of county rules

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SEIU Local 668 released an additional membership update email concerning COVID-19.

SEIU Local 668 president Steve Catanese put all public sector employers on-notice for the lack of enacted policies to protect all public sector workers here in Pennsylvania via a press release.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

SEIU Local 668 president Steve Catanese and Business Agent Al Smith spoke with the Beaver County Times regarding the County’s failing grade on COVID-19 policies and protection for workers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

SEIU Local 668 president Steve Catanese provided the following statement to the Butler Eagle in response to Butler County furloughing all non-essential employees.

Wednesday, March 17, 2020

From the AOPC website: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Closes Courts to the Public Statewide. If you are a court employee, please check this page for a list of related orders for each county’s courts.

From SEIU Local 668: We’re asking all members to complete this short survey so that we can organize all of the health, safety, and security concerns that you’re facing during this pandemic. Please find the link here and complete it as soon as possible.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
From PennLive: Pa. coalition unveils plan aimed at protecting ‘most vulnerable’ during coronavirus crisis

Monday, March 16, 2020

SEIU: SEIU President Mary Kay Henry sends letter and policy document to Congressional leadership on how to structure federal COVID-19 legislation that puts workers first 

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging: The PA Dept. of Aging released the following guidance for the county Areas on Aging.

PennLive: Wolf orders statewide shut down as coronavirus spreads; what does it mean?

ABC6: Governor Wolf Extends COVID-19 Shutdown Across Pennsylvania

The PA Department of Labor and Industry: Pennsylvania Workers Affected by COVID-19 May be Eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

SEIU Local 668: Second letter from President Steve Catanese to all non-state employers (county, municipal, and non-profit) employing 668 members 

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

SEIU Local 668: COVID-19 Mitigation Steps and Updates: SEIU Local 668 remains in constant contact with Governor Wolf’s office regarding the  COVID-19 outbreak in Pennsylvania. As of March 14th, the Governor has issued mitigation procedures for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, and has ordered the closure of all Pennsylvania public schools for a period of ten days.  These steps have been taken in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. Read more.

Friday, March 14, 2020

SEIU Local 668: First letter from President Steve Catanese to all non-state employers (county, municipal, and non-profit) employing 668 members 

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From SEIU Local 668: First posted on Facebook

From SEIU Local 668: Update email provided to members.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

OSHA: This set of updated guidelines from OSHA provides employers with information on how to prevent the spread of COVD-19 in the workplace.

Monday, March 11, 2020

SEIU Local 668:  Began releasing best practice infographics via Facebook to members.

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Friday, March 6, 2020
From SEIU Local 668: Update email provided to members.

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