USW petition drive persists for workplace violence bill

Members across the country continue to collect petition cards in support of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. The bill would mandate that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) create a national standard requiring health care and social service employers to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan.

This legislation is especially important given that healthcare and social service workers face extremely high rates of workplace violence. Many of our members know this all too well, which is why the union’s Rapid Response department has taken on this vital campaign.

Women of Steel from District 11, joined by Assistant to the Director Cathy Drummond, spent some time volunteering for the cause last weekend at the Minnesota State Fair by collecting signatures from attendees. 

For more information about the campaign and how to sign one yourself, click here.

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