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Trumka: Our crises demand bold action now

Richard Trumka
17 Jun, 2020
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America is suffering under the crushing weight of three crises, which are a public health pandemic, an economic free fall, and structural racism. They are knotted together in that untangling one depends on how we untangle the others. For instance, structural racism is deeply ingrained in the share of black workers unemployed and dying from the coronavirus. Today, thousands of working people across the country will join together in a national day of action called the Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice. They will demand that the Senate pass the Heroes Act and that Congress take actions to address structural racism. The Heroes Act is grounded in five economic essentials that are desperately needed to keep working people safe and financially secure. This would save lives through a federal infectious disease standard for employers.

Read the full opinion piece in The Hill.