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Virtual Town Hall Tuesday April 14, 2020 – 6pm to 7pm

Join us for a Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 member experiences and questions. The town hall will be moderated by Chris Woods and  feature State Representatives & Councilmember Helen Gym who will be on hand to answer questions.

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Free Food To Help Philadelphia Community

Jose Espinoza from EL SOL LATINO has published a list of Community sites that are providing free food in Philadelphia to provide relief for people who are struggling financially from the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. These sites have been set up in addition to the schools free meals program.

CDC Guideline for PPE Gear When Caring for Confirmed or Suspect COVID-19

Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when caring for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Guide to donning (putting on the gear) & doffing (taking off the gear) PPE.

5% OFF at ALL Brown’s ShopRite and Fresh Grocer Locations

All District 1199C members will receive a 5% discount on your order Every Thursday at participating ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer locations operated by our good friends, the Brown Family. Please see below for details and a list of locations.

Emergency Child Care Services in New Jersey

Please refer to the following table for a list of Emergency Child Care Centers in New Jersey.

AFSCME Issues A Resolution Regarding COVID-19 Crisis

FIGHTING FOR WORKING PEOPLE, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS. AFSCME represents 1.4 million members serving in hundreds of occupations across the 2 nation from nurses to corrections officers, childcare providers to sanitation workers—providing 3 the vital services in both the public and private sectors including non-profits that make America 4 happen.



COVID-19 in Pa.: We have to ensure care for our caregivers

By Chris Woods – published by Pennsylvania Capital-Star – March 29, 2020. It was a horrible day. The headlines screamed, “Stocks Plunge, Rattled by Oil Market and Coronavirus”; “Coronavirus: Italy death toll soars amid travel ban;” “CDC warns against long plane trips and cruises as coronavirus cases mount.” But America’s most important workers failed to make as many front pages as Wall Street, and the travel and tourism industries. So far, the data show that those most vulnerable to the coronavirus are the elderly and those with health issues.  Unless we are prepared for even more disturbing headlines from America’s nursing homes, we must take care of our nursing home workers.

The CARES Act (H.R. 748) Overview


Hospital workers’ union demands OT for prison medical workers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs


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