How can unions go beyond statements of support for racial justice? I interviewed Rob Baril from 1199 SEIU-New England, Pam Galpern from CWA 1101, and Maryclare Flores and Lea Serena from the Boston Teachers Union to hear more about what their unions are doing to advance the struggle and tell their stories at Organizing Upgrade.
Rob Baril represents health care workers. “There are a lot of ways in which Black Lives don’t matter,” he said. “Whether you can’t breathe because a cop has a knee of your neck, or because you have to use a trash bag for PPE, you are just as dead.”