Hazard Pay for Adult Inpatient Clerical Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic
This is a petition to show support for the cause that Inpatient Unit Clerks and Float Clerks, working on adult units at Michigan Medicine, should be receiving additional hourly pay to account for the extraordinary and dangerous circumstances we are faced with during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clerks are an essential part of the support system of nearly every department at Michigan Medicine. Any Clerk that is working on adult units during this time is putting themselves and everyone in their household at risk of contracting a deadly virus. This is unprecedented in modern times. The current situation we are showing up to face every day is far beyond what any of us have ever imagined. All projections are that the current situation will become increasingly worse and more hazardous to hospital staff.
We ask that the managerial staff and the Senior Director of Central Staffing Resource begin a dialogue with adult Inpatient Unit Clerks and Float Clerks to discuss what action will be taken toward appropriate compensation based on our additional risk.