FACT: Where workers organize and take collective action there is MUCH higher rates of hazard premium pay.
Below is a list of hazard pay for certain essential workers:
Most all facilities including cities with COVID-19 positive hot spots like Virginia Beach and others that DO NOT HAVE A UNION CAMPAIGN
Norfolk, VA city workers got this in their August pay checks
VA Health and Human Services state employees
Virginia Cities of Hampton and City of Portsmouth VA are also getting hazard pay!
City workers in Cities where UE has organized and fought for hazard pay – City of Raleigh, City of Durham, City of Greensboro and City of Charlotte. This resulted in payments of between $400 and $1,000 over the course of the last 4 months.
NC DHHS state facilities pays 25% hazard premium pay for all employees in the building, including direct care, housekeeping, maintenance and food service staff, once there is a positive patients but NOT when employees test positive.
NC DHHS state employees directly on unit with positive patient
Note: DHHS Hazard pay was won after the union circulated a petition and collected over 900 worker signatures and had workers in several facilities confront the Director/CEO and deliver the letters. It was literally the day after letter deliveries that this new “Communicable disease policy” came out, which explained the hazard premium pay.
The University of NC System housekeepers and maintenance workers after UE Local 150’s statewide UNC system petition
Some grocery stores including Albertson’s, Harris Teeter, King Kullen, Meijer, Randall’s, Safeway, Shaw’s, ShopRite, Stop&Shop, Von’s, Whole Foods. Most of these are either unionized or the result of workers concerted activity.