WEBINAR: Organizing for Safe School Openings: Lessons for Labor

Event Date: 
August 25, 2020
Massachusetts teachers rallied in front of Springfield City Hall in early August to demand the school year start with remote-only learning. Photo: Dave Madeloni

Event at a Glance


August 25, 2020, 7:00 pm

Workers across the country are taking up the fight for health and safety and against furloughs, budget cuts and concessions.

Faced with unsafe school openings, educators are at the forefront of these struggles - and we can learn a lot from them.

Please join us next Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 pm EDT for a Labor Notes Webinar. We will hear from educators organizing for safe school openings, how they've been building power and why it matters to all workers.

Educators are in a fierce struggle to demand that school buildings reopen only when it is safe, while policymakers and administrators are desperate to open schools in the name of restarting the economy - at whatever cost to human lives.

The pandemic has exposed how racism and economic injustice permeate our lives. Yet the battle educators are waging teaches how we can organize for collective action for workers' rights and the common good.

We will hear from educators and other labor activists who've been involved in this struggle.