During this state of national emergency, crisis and tragedy surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), corrections officers and other staff across the country are being asked to report for duty amid rapidly changing and unprecedented circumstances.Continue reading
No other occupation works in confined spaces with such a high-risk population and where social distancing is virtually an impossibility. These conditions impact over 400,000 staff and the 1.5 million people in our custody, and as such, they must be addressed and prioritized.Continue reading
One Voice United developed 15 critical policy recommendations in response to COVID-19 and, with the support of national labor
leaders and presidents of 16 state unions across the country, submitted them to the National Governors Association.
Respectfully, we ask that the National Governors Association (NGA) create a mechanism to discuss and adopt this resolution as well as engage and encourage governors across the United States to work with their corrections departments on immediate implementation of these recommendations. We would like to meet with you as soon as possible to discuss how we can work together to make this happen.Continue reading