Starbucks workers across the country walked out on "Red Cup Day" to demand an end to their employer's unfair labor practices. VP Comms Chris DeFrancesco and Treasurer Michelle Proper were among those who stood in solidarity with the Corbins Corner Starbucks baristas in West Hartford Nov. 16.
The COVID-19 vaccination rollout is underway in the United States, and many healthcare workers, nursing home staff and residents who received the vaccine in early January are already getting their second shots. Meanwhile, more essential workers, including teachers, are in the queue for the next round of vaccinations. A town hall held Jan. 12and sponsored by the AFT; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the National Education Association; and the Service Employees International Union gave union members a chance to hear from a panel of the nation’s leading experts on the COVID-19 vaccine. Watch a video of the event, where panelists answered questions on a variety of issues ranging from vaccine safety and efficacy to equitable distribution.