Workers across the world are actively organizing on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. For some, that means shutting down their workplace with full paid leave; for others, it means demanding full equipment and hazard pay and staffing levels for essential workers.
In any case, workers are in motion and could use more resources to win against capitalists and bosses who would risk our lives to make a buck.
Our job as organizers is to build the resources, the networks, and the training workers need to win their demands in the COVID-19 crisis. This fight begins at the workplace.
That’s why the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) have teamed up to launch the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC). We are building a distributed grassroots organizing program to support workers organizing at the workplace.