We hope this message finds you well, safe and happy. In these ever changing and unsure times please know that your Union continues to work for you. We have been and continue to work close with the Human Resource Department, Food Service, Department Directors etc. We are very happy that through these uncertain times that all employees have continued to receive their regular paycheck. Some while staying at home during the Quarantine. Some employees have been on call and returned to work for emergency calls. Some Food Service employees have continued to work feeding the students of Brevard. We want to take this time to tell you, we are very proud of you and thankful for the work ethics of the Support Staff Employees.
As the confirmed cases and death toll raises, employees become increasingly paranoid. Morale rapidly declines as many feared for their lives. In addition, they’re overwhelmed with the change to their normal routine due to children being home and warnings become more urgent for the elderly. If you or a family member have a personal problem, concern or are in an emotional crisis please reach out to The Health Advocate EAP=Work/Life program provided.
When the coronavirus pandemic first hit the US, state governments across the country implemented stay-at-home orders and required many non-essential businesses to close. Now, many states are easing or ending their stay-at-home orders and allowing businesses to reopen and activities to resume. Many states are using a phased approach to reopening and have specific guidelines.
It is at this time more employees will be returning to their work site and we are in contact with BPS assuring employees have the Personal Protection Equipment to perform their jobs safely. Brevard Local 1010 sends a big thank you, too our Union leaders and BPS leaders. IUPAT and BPS leaders continue to keep employees updated on the situation through phone conversations, e-mails and website postings. To prevent the spread of misinformation through rumors and gossip, IUPAT and BPS have shared credible sources like CDC.
Sincerely, Delores Varney,Brevard Local 1010 Representative