California-based SEIU-UHW union locates 39 million N95 masks

California-based SEIU-UHW union locates 39 million N95 masks

The Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) has located 39 million N95 masks available for purchase and is now connecting health providers with the respective suppliers. The union said it has no financial interest in the deals. The California-based union said it launched its search in response to pleas from workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

Hannibal 1 months

I'm hoping reporters will follow up on this with more details. It just seems a little mysterious the the supplier magically had so many masks that just happened to be found by union reps. Do they just not want to make money? More likely the union had its own stockpiles!

Tim 1 months

Oh! Gee! We "found" these 39 million masks. Didn't know we had them... Why don't we donate them to the ppl who ACTUALLY need them? Very thoughtful Union folks...

Gradient Flow
Gradient Flow 1 months

Tried posting this link twice, but no luck: This article points out that these masks were "found" three days after U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr announced that the feds were going to start going after hoarders. Also, from the Market Insider link: "The masks are set to be distributed to hospitals in California and New York and will be sold for $5 each." That's $195 million dollars. How convenient.

timohy 1 months

Uh, so a union did what unions do protect workers and people interesting... you would think unions were bad by the way so many people talk about them. Maybe a group of people banding together to get better working conditions is a good thing... like over time pay, 401ks, paid sick/berievement/time off/vacation, a 40 hour work week maternity leave amd workers protections like anti child labor laws. Mane list of good things... wonder who would want people to think unions are bad... employers?

Jason 1 months

Strong work. Americans continue to stand up and band together in the fight against the Chinese flu.

Jordyn 1 months

That's more masks than there are people up here in Canada and you mean to tell me they just found them they didn't know where 39 million masks were before they just stumbled upon them come the eff on...

John W
John W 1 months

They better not be originally from China. Even if from 3rd countries. Also these are surgical masks, those don't protect the wearer only the patients/other workers, if worn by everyone constantly. But if that's done it'spreventing spread to others and is helping. The Netherlands has recalled 600,000 coronavirus face masks it imported from China after discovering they were faulty

John W
John W 1 months

Thousands of testing kits and medical masks are below standard or defective, according to authorities in Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands

Jeff 1 months

"Locates"... lol, yeah sure. Mafia gonna mafia.

Name 1 months

Those aren't N95 masks in the picture

Son Of Shaw
Son Of Shaw 1 months

Missing details: which DNC politician had them hidden in a storage unit?

Arthur 1 months

I urge Congress to investigate all union corruption and stamp it out!

Flitch 1 months

I wonder if this "supplier" has anything to do with the businesses that were buying up medical supplies all over the globe on behalf of a country whose name is slipping my mind....I wonder who that was again..... Plus if the quality of the masks are to be trusted I'd prefer to see the paper trail before they start being distributed.

SomeGuyWhoDoesThings 1 months

This is pretty suspicious, but here’s hoping this isn’t anything shady.

michael 1 months

I find it interesting that so many are skeptical of this but also praise trump without any hint of wanting to read further on his failures.

Sean Donahue
Sean Donahue 1 months

Great work

Fin 1 months

Fork em over hoaders

John W
John W 1 months

If they "found them" from China they better test them, China is out to screw everyone and laugh about afterwards.

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