ICU beds across the state are at nearly full capacity as the Delta variant of COVID-19 surges through Oregon. The National Guard is stationed in hospitals and healthcare workers are burned out and exhausted from this record breaking spike in new cases. It is, once again, time for the Oregon Labor Movement to step up, stand together, and do our part to beat the virus.
As trusted organizations in Oregon, we have a unique opportunity – and obligation – to encourage unvaccinated people to do their part and get vaccinated. The Delta variant spreads fastest among the unvaccinated, but as we now know, this puts everyone at risk. It’s only by standing together, debunking myths about the vaccine, and helping to get more shots in arms that we can beat the virus and its variants.
That’s why starting today, you’ll see content on our website and social media feeds encouraging Oregonians to get vaccinated. And that’s why I’m asking your organization to share our posts, create your own, and distribute the content from our Vaccination Toolkit on your own channels to help us spread the word. Can you commit to sharing at least one post this week to help our efforts?
Thank you for all that you do to build power for Oregon’s workers, keep workplaces safe and in turn make our communities safer as well.
President, Oregon AFL-CIO