Yesterday morning, a group of rank-and-file nurses, physicians, and other frontline workers came together outside Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City to forcefully decry the lack of access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and the failure of the state, their unions, and hospital administrators to adequately respond to their demands.
Despite the near silence from government officials and hospital executives, the worldwide media covered these workers courageously fight and speak out on behalf of their colleagues and other sectors of the working class who are exposed to COVID-19 at their workplaces.
These media outlets brought attention to the workers who recently formed the COVID-19 Frontline Workers Task Force at Mount Sinai Hospital which includes Left Voice member and nurse Tre Kwon. Without the support of their union leadership and with the risk of losing their jobs, the world watched workers clutch portraits of frontline workers who have already died from this crisis because of the bosses’ solution of inaction. The Task Force was formed to use self-organization to confront and reject a “business-as-usual” response.
Watch our coverage and the coverage of other media outlets below.
NY Daily News
CBS New York
NBC National News
Channel News Asia
La Izquierda Diario