Target Worker COVID19 Emergency Demands
Brian Cornell and the Target executives are not doing enough to compensate workers for the risks we're taking while providing essential services in this pandemic.
Just like with other essential workers we deserve to have PPE. Hand sanitizer and frequent handwashing aren't enough to protect us or our communities shopping in our stores. We need masks, eye protection, gloves, and we need to limit the traffic allowed in the stores, we need to actually practice the six foot rule.
We need to engage and stress upon our community
members coming into the stores how severe the situation is and for
them to be considerate of us workers by limiting the products they
touch to only what they're going to buy. We haven't been disinfecting
the products on the salesfloor. There are so many shared
points of contact, our stores are becoming hotspots to spread
There's no real respect or consideration for Target workers from the executives no matter what they say. We continue to take on all the risks for very little compensation, while they get the luxury to socially distance from the safety of their million dollar homes and make profit of our backs. Either we get these demands met or we all call out sick and refuse work.
1. Hazard Pay (many of us were going to get $15 this year pre-COVID19, giving us pay we were already promised isn't hazard pay)
2. Take the temperature of all team members entering the building, send people with a fever home
3. Shut down all non-essential departments
4. Make work voluntary, granting paid leave to those who don't volunteer
5. Provide PPE such as N95 masks, gloves, and eye protection for workers, and masks for guests shopping in the store to stop contaminated air
6. Expand OPU and Drive Up orders to include all groceries
7. Limit foot traffic in stores so we can practice the six foot rule and 10 person limit