Happy Labor Day!

September 7, 2020

ggresham_520_feat.jpgHappy Labor Day!

As you know, Labor Day is traditionally a celebration of workers, and to the commitment, dedication, and care you put forth each and every day.

Today is a little different, because while we always honor our healthcare workers, the world now knows what we at 1199SEIU have always known – that you are healthcare heroes.

This pandemic took us all by surprise to say the very least. A fumbled national response by the White House, combined with a general lack of preparedness in terms of quantities and accessibility of PPE left far too many of you and your colleagues vulnerable to the very pandemic you were working so hard to fight.

We are still battling COVID-19. Some still don’t have the PPE needed to be safe, or the crisis pay you deserve for serving on the front lines of the worst healthcare crisis in recent history. What I know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that each and every 1199er is a hero. You have consistently shown up, and selflessly given so much of yourselves to care for those who are unable to care for themselves. You are real life, living, breathing heroes, and we as a nation are forever indebted to you for all you’ve done, and all you continue you do. Thank you.

In Unity and Appreciation,

George Gresham