AFSCME International Executive Board COVID-19 Resolution

The AFSCME International Executive Board has adopted the attached resolution addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. AFSCME is hard at work implementing the comprehensive resolution.

The resolution calls for:

  • Protecting workerswith proper training and equipment;
  • Lobbying Congress for direct federal assistance to states and local governments in order to maintain services as well as financial help for all workers and families;
  • Promoting telecommuting where feasible to limit exposure and to care for family members; urging OSHA to issue emergency temporary standards to protect all workers at potential risk of exposure;
  • Prioritizing the testing of health care professionals, first responders, and other critical public service workers on the frontlines;
  • Testing and treatment of COVID-19 at no out of pocket cost to individuals
  • Fighting efforts attacking collective bargaining and workers rights
  • Supporting workers' efforts to protect themselves and co-workers during the crisis
  • Continuing to support affiliates by producing communications materials, offering best practices and keeping affiliates up to date on next steps with regard to policy, the economy and legislation.

IU COVID-19 Resolution