Here’s how you can object to an unsafe work assignment

COVID-19May 21, 2020

Dear NUHW Member:

As healthcare workers, there are times when we feel that management is asking us to do work that is unsafe for ourselves or our patients.

We must be especially vigilant about unsafe assignments during the COVID-19 pandemic when the threat to people’s health is greater and many hospitals are assigning workers to labor pools and giving them tasks for which they might not be adequately trained.

That’s why we want to make sure everyone understands their right to object to an assignment. Click here to access an electronic objection-to-assignment form and learn more about your right to do assignments under protest.

If you have any questions related to COVID-19 and your workplace, please contact us at

In Unity,
Sal Rosselli, President, National Union of Healthcare Workers
Sophia Mendoza, Secretary-TreasurerNational Union of Healthcare Workers