Dear SEIU Local 888 members,
We are all struggling with the unprecedented and rapidly changing challenges presented by COVID-19. There are new questions arising everyday. While we don’t always have answers, I know that we will find them together.
We have created a COVID-19 resources page with links to useful information about the coronavirus. This resource will be updated as more information becomes available from our state and federal agency partners, like the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Many of you are also concerned about the people you serve and workloads. Union leaders have begun conversations to make sure that any emergency or mitigation funding developed by the state Legislature are shared in a responsible manner.
We are all doing things differently now. In accordance with directives from Governor Baker, non-essential businesses are closed and meetings are restricted until April 7. All Local 888 workshops, trainings, and meetings are being conducted via video and telephone conferencing.
Finally, while we know that social isolation is prescribed as the best protective factor now. We want to explore together alternative ways of delivering our essential services in the absence of the human touch and community that is so much a part of our work. Send your ideas, experience and successes with Local 888 at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them.
Thank you for all you are doing under the most difficult of circumstances. Please let us know how we can support you, and your community.