At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman will hold a Virtual Town Hall on Friday, May 1 at 11:00 AM with frontline workers and unions to mark International Workers Day and discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on frontline industries and workers.
The event will be streamed live on Councilor Lederman’s Facebook page which can be found at www.facebook.com/jllederman as well as on his website www.JesseForSpringfield.com .
“While many of us are staying safe at home, frontline workers are keeping our country running. Caring for our sick, ensuring our grocery stores and supply chains stay operational, and protecting us and our neighbors,” said Councilor Lederman “It is important that we recognize and lift up these individuals during this difficult time, and do what we can to support them in their efforts.”
Friday’s Virtual Town Hall will feature representatives and workers from the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459, Service Employees International Union Local 1199, the Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation, and the Pioneer Valley Workers Center.
Participants will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their industries and workplaces, and how the public can support them during this time.
“I want to express profound gratitude on behalf of the entire City of Springfield to all of the frontline workers, from our doctors, nurses, personal care attendants, EMT’s, and other hospital staff who are keeping our healthcare system running and treating those who are in need. Our Police Officers, and Firefighters, who continue to work around the clock to keep us safe. Our National Guard, who have deployed to assist with emergency response. Our grocery store workers and distributors, who keep the supply chain operating. Our postal workers, emergency childcare providers, bus drivers, restaurant workers and delivery personnel, and all those who must continue to go to work every day. You are the heroes of this time,” said Councilor Lederman