VSEA’s Week In Action Newsletter: October 23, 2020

This Week:

Special Dues Meeting This Sunday, October 25

Say What? AHS Secretary Labels DOC’s Use Of Garbage Bags As PPE As “Experimental”

President Towne’s Op-Ed Praises VVH Employees For Pandemic Response. Admonishes Management’s Response

VSEA Hopeful VLRB Decision This Week On Judicial Temps Will Someday Apply Across State Gov’t

VSEA Chapters Schedule Meetings To Elect New Officers

State’s Attorneys’ Office​ Bargaining Unit Special Meeting 10/29, Via Zoom

Quote Of The Week!


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AHS Secretary Labels DOC Use Of Garbage Bags As PPE As “Experimental”

Photo: Stock, not VSEA members

VSEA has been hearing for months about Corrections members being given garbage bags to wear as PPE. In some cases, the bags were being dipped in disinfectant and reused! Some workers have reported being burned by the bleach.

At his Friday, October 16, press conference, the Governor was asked by a reporter about DOC asking employees to wear garbage bags as PPE. He deferred to AHS Secretary Smith, who denies it at first and then starts walking it back.

DOC members. What do you think of Secretary Smith’s answer? Little did you know you were taking part in a “unique opportunity.”

Listen to the audio here.

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