Throughout the Trump administration, Federal workers found themselves under attack. AFGE locals 96 and 2191 at the Veterans Administration, workers who serve the St. Louis Communities veterans, didn’t take administration attacks lying down.
AFGE members called on MO JWJ to highlight the discrimination Black and brown workers at the VA’s John Cochran Medical Center faced – and management’s silence. As COVID-19 spread, MO JWJ mobilized community activists to stand with these workers in demanding better treatment from management in their work environment, adequate PPE, hazard pay, and a fair contract at the VA. Demanding a voice and dignity at work wasn’t just important to the workers, but to the families they serve, America’s veterans.