AFSCME Council 57

Even a normal day at Coalinga State Hospital in Coalinga is a delicate balancing act.

Abdul Johnson recently announced that he was stepping down as AFSCME Council 57's president, and the Executive Board voted to appoint

It has now been more than a week since the Bay Area announced a shelter-in-place and just about a week since the Governor followed suit due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The leadership of AFSCME Council 57 issued the following statement today sharing what our union is doing to keep members and their families healthy and safe:

MEMBERS: Please complete the following survey so we can hear your concerns and better serve you during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a union, it is important for your union leadership to understand what needs you have. We are asking that all members complete the quick and easy survey to help us better assist you.

The coronavirus outbreak is already causing huge economic disruption and is a grave threat to the stability of state and local government finances.

Funding for public services has taken a huge hit in recent years. Staffing in public health and other agencies never rebounded after the Great Recession.

Now, our health care workers, corrections officers, school employees and others are dealing with overwhelming demand as they try to protect their neighbors.

It’s time for our elected leaders to come through—to make sure we have the supplies, equipment and testing needed on the ground immediately.

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