When the first COVID-19 lock-downs hit North America, thank you messages flowed to the thousands of frontline workers in health care, retail, and utilities who kept essential services available and functioning. Despite the early applause, workers have struggled through the pandemic with lack of access to personal protective equipment, cuts to pandemic pay, rolling lock-downs that have resulted in putting them at the highest risk, and pressures to return to work without adequate safety plans. If for a fleeting moment, it did seem like we "were all in it together," the realities of capitalism quickly caught up and pushed the heaviest burden on working class communities throughout the pandemic.
The North American Solidarity Project is inviting union members, activists and allies to attend a webinar called Always Essential: Frontline Workers Across Borders.
Participants will get to hear from frontline workers in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Panelists will share their experiences from the last year, and reflect on current legislative, legal or organizing pathways to improve the working conditions of all workers across borders.
The online exchange will take place on Tuesday, March 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on zoom. Advance registration is required.
The North American Solidarity Project is a joint effort to transform the labour movement in North America based on democratic, militant, and social unionism, and true internationalism between workers in the United States, Mexico and Canada.