COVID-19 Media

Media clips featuring SEIU Local 49 members on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.


For Mixed Immigration-Status Couples, No COVID-19 Stimulus Checks
5/6/20, Oregon News Service

Frontline Workers Need Their Jobs the Most. They’re Also the Most Likely to Get Sick When the State Reopens 
5/6/20, Willamette Week

Corporations keep coronavirus cleaners
5/2/20, Portland Business Tribune

Analysis: OR Hospital Workers Exposed Economically, Too
4/29/20, Oregon News Service

Union: Coronavirus shows Oregon hospital ‘heroes’ undervalued
4/27/20, Portland Tribune

As Gov. Kate Brown moves to restart non-emergency care, workers worry about safety
4/23/20, Statesman Journal

OR Businesses Ensure Janitors’ Work is Secure during COVID-19
4/23/20, Public News Service

Nike, Intel Among Those Protecting Jobs of Janitorial Staff During Closures
4/20/20, Portland Business Journal

Cleaning Staff Working to contain coronavirus lack protective gear
4/8/20, NBC News

Daimler Trucks Swan Island Plant Temporarily Closes
4/6/20, KXL FM News 101

Coronavirus in Oregon: ‘First mile’ of marathon, emergency management director says
3/30/20, Salem Statesman Journal

Gov. calls for more personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, first responders
3/30/20, KATU

‘4 key components running short’ in Oregon PPE supply
3/30/20, KOIN

Frontline workers frustrated over PPE shortage in Oregon
3/30/20, KOBI5

Frontline workers in Oregon share alarming stories about lack of PPE, plead for help from federal government
3/30/20, Fox12

Local health care workers wear swim goggles, one mask for weeks with limited supply of PPE 
3/30/20, KMTR NBC16

Local health care workers wear swim goggles, one mask for weeks with limited supply of PPE
3/30/20, KATU

Oregon Health Care Workers Warn About Dwindling Supplies 
3/30/20, The Lund Report

‘I’m Afraid’ – Oregon Healthcare Workers Unite In Urgent Call For More PPE
3/30/20, Central Oregon Daily

Portland-Area Nurses Are Wearing Swim Goggles to Protect Themselves From COVID-19 
3/30/20, Willamette Week

Crisis Over Protective Gear Growing for OR Front-line Workers
3/31/20, Oregon News Service

Health care workers falling ill amid lack of protections
3/31/20, East Oregonian

COVID-19 prevention leads Daimler to close Portland truck plant
3/23/20, NW Labor Press

US v. The Virus
3/18/20, Willamette Week

Think Out Loud
3/17/20, OPB

Opinion: We lack workplace policies needed to handle the coronavirus
3/15/20, The Oregonian

PDX workers want better health care, more time off
3/11/20, KOIN 6 News

Portland Airport Workers’ Union
3/11/20, The Lund Report

Live Updates: 15 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Oregon, 67 Pending Tests
3/11/20, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Airport workers to demand health care, sick pay, higher wages in wake of COVID-19 outbreak
3/10/20, Fox 12

On Front Lines of Coronavirus, Workers at Portland International Airport Demand a Better Deal
3/9/20, Willamette Week

Health workers on the front lines of coronavirus outbreak concerned about supplies, staffing
3/3/20, KGW

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