If you live west of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, you likely woke up yesterday to an awful late-summer surprise (if you weren't under wildfire threat already): a blanket of unhealthy wildfire smoke.
This week we turn our attention to striking farmworkers, and share resources for survivors of sexual violence and share tools for undoing racism--all needed resources to move towards a clean and just future for all
Many of the workers most essential in our communities and society, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, are also among the most low-paid, exploited and undervalued professions. Farmworkers, service and hospitality industry staff, gig economy contractors, healthcare workers, janitorial staff, and others. Even in the best of times, these workers are often denied basic health and safety precautions, subjected to unjust layoffs and not paid a living wage. Read more
Many of the solutions needed to ease the broader impacts of COVID-19 will also ease the transition to climate justice—such as good, safe jobs that take care of workers and families and everyone having a safe place to live. Read more
Many workers most essential for our response to the COVID-19 crisis are in some of the most low-paid, exploited and undervalued professions. Here's how you can support frontline workers in WA and OR.