Union demands protection for nursing home staff amid coronavirus pandemic

ABC News | April 2, 2020
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The union for 400,000 long–term care workers issued a plea for federal help on Wednesday to better protect the health care aides who they say are facing extreme risks as novel coronavirus has spread in dozens of nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the nation.

“Our members are truly on the front lines of this crisis. They are providing vital care to the nation’s most at-risk population on a daily basis,” said April Verrett, president of SEIU Local 2015. “These workers are putting themselves in harm’s way every day that they go without proper protective equipment, and that ends now.”

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