This Is An Emergency: Flattening the Curve From the Bottom Up

Start: 2022-01-12 20:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: 2022-01-12 21:30:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

This Is An Emergency, Jan. 12, 8pm ET/7pm CT.
Hospitals and schools are collapsing from the devastation caused by the surging pandemic and government policies that prioritize the interests of Wall Street and the billionaire class over public health. How have rank-and-file nurses & teachers organized on the job for better health & safety standards? What should the role of unions be in the ongoing COVID crises?

Join EWOC (Wednesday, January 12, 2021 from 8 pm ET/7 pm CT - 9:30 pm ET/8:30 pm CT) for a conversation about how labor activists are fighting for a community-centered COVID response.

Special emphasis will be given to how everyone can support the Chicago Teachers Union right now, amid the standoff over unsafe working conditions with Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Moderated by Chris Brooks, Field Director, NewsGuild of New York

Jia Lee, special education teacher at a public school in Manhattan, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) chapter leader and on the steering committee of the Movement for Rank-and-file Educators (MORE).

Sean Petty, pediatric emergency room nurse and vice president of the New York State Nursing Association’s (NYSNA) bargaining unit at Jacobi Medical Center.

Elizabeth Lalasz, nurse and National Nurses United (NNU) steward at Stroger Hospital, Chicago's main public hospital.

Jackson Potter, history teacher at Back of The Yards High School, executive board member of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), co-founder of the Caucus of Rank-and-file Educators (CORE)