What You Can Do
Over the next 60 days, our industry will have an opportunity to put the pandemic behind us. This can be achieved by getting enough of our workforce and our country vaccinated to reach herd immunity.
But we face a serious challenge.
Recent surveys indicate that only 54% of construction workers are willing to be vaccinated, among the lowest of any US occupation. In our era of social media, significant misinformation surrounds the vaccine. While the decision lies with the individual, knowledge is power. We should do everything we can to combat misinformation and empower our workforce with fact-based information and transparent communication.
To help increase knowledge and support our industry, UCON has created “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” an information campaign dedicated to supporting contractors, your teams, and the greater industry with relevant vaccination information. “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” found at VaccinateConstruction.com is where employers, unions, workers, and owner organizations can find the following industry-focused tools:
- Tailgate Topics: Myths v Facts in English & Spanish
- COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet in English & Spanish
- COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ’s
- Template Employer Newsletter focused on the COVID Vaccine
- Template CEO Letter to Employees regarding the Vaccine
- COVID-19 CA Union Contractor Employer Resources
- An industry-focused vaccination commercial to share with your team and beyond, and more
Please take a moment to visit VaccinateConstruction.com and utilize the industry-tailored resources to help you communicate transparently with your teams about this important moment.
Our industry understands big challenges, the importance of safety, and the power of rising up together to overcome obstacles. To succeed together, we must work together.
In closing, as I write this, I get my first shot. I am not celebrating it, but I am hopeful that we are nearing the end of this long and challenging pandemic. I have no doubt that we will look back on this time for many generations to come. On behalf of the association, my ask is that we all finish strong and do what we can to promote health, save lives and move our great industry forward.
United Contractors, CEO