I hope you are all staying safe and healthy in this dystopian moment. I have been working with the patient population affected by this pandemic and it has been eye opening how ill- prepared we were as a country to deal with something of this magnitude. We need to continue to push to get front line workers the supplies and equipment they need. We need to make sure our Higher Ed colleagues are not being punished for circumstances beyond their control.
As the Covid-19 crisis is unfolding, AFT Vermont members are organizing and fighting for ourselves, our families, our students and our patients.
Here are some things you can do right now:
p.s. Healthcare workers who need childcare should fill out this form.
If you are denied Workers’ Comp (if you became ill at work because of Covid-19) or unemployment insurance (if you are laid off), please let us know immediately.Read this story about union members taking action to produce more ventilators.