“Frontline social workers (and all other essential workers) have risked their lives to serve cities all across the country during this pandemic.
…I feel that the media often fails to recognize that many social workers are frontline workers…I believe that essential workers and our communities deserve the support of congressional funding. With that, I believe it is past time for social workers to unionize.
…Budget cuts for frontline workers don’t just impact all public service workers who could lose their jobs. They impact people who expect clean, safe, neighborhoods for our future generations, the security of knowing that there are enough first responders available to answer emergency calls, and the safety that comes with having those that can ensure these things are happening and positive change is being made as time goes on.
Budget cuts impact all of us. The federal government needs to step up to the challenge of keeping our country safe and running by allowing the funds necessary to the workers that provide services. I feel that the impact in one’s community if public services are not funded properly only bring more uncertainty to this country.”