The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Working in a COVID-19 World

Apr 20, 2020

Workers are thrust into combat mode. Called to stand on the front line, expected to be out in the COVID-19 world as doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, being LIFE SAVERS. Bus drivers, factory workers, office workers, restaurant workers—“essential workers” were never taught to be in combat situations. Yet, here we are!

While “essential workers” become super heroes supporting our communities, what is happening to the people that are essential to supporting workers at home—their families? The youth and elderly left at home during this pandemic are subjected to exposure every day when essential workers return home.