“The pandemic has placed hunger, homelessness and hopelessness in the spotlight in a way that we have not seen for decades,” writes Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd in an OpEd for The Chief Leader this week. “It has also exposed the raw nerve of racial disparity which many thought—or hoped or pretended—was in America’s rear-view mirror. Clearly, it is not.”
“The cause of this excessive and ongoing human suffering is complex and partisan. Despite differing views, there is a general consensus that national leadership is lacking. But even without that leadership, there is one place that does shine through—the union workforce. Especially municipal workers, including the members of Teamsters Local 237. They are essential workers because their work is vital to everyone’s health and well-being.” Read the full OpEd, including a reflection on labor’s role at the forefront of protecting working families in times of crisis and in more normal times, here!
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