NYSNA joins AFL-CIO at first town hall on race and labor

Karine Raymond, RN and NYSNA board member (r) with Vincent Alvarez, President of the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (c), and NYSNA staffmembers Tara Martin, Karen Jarrett, and Jalisa Saud, RN (l-r).

A delegation from NYSNA, headed by Board Member Karine Raymond, RN, of Montefiore Weiler Hospital, attended the first-ever town hall of the Civil Rights Department of the national AFL-CIO. Advocates and activists from across the country joined together to have a candid discussion on race relations in America and how the labor movement can support dialogue and equity within communities of color. Announcing its support for “the new civil rights movement,” keynote speaker Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton said, “Labor is still the most important link between Black and White working people.”

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