Covid-19 Resource Kit

We are in a rapidly-changing and a very serious public health crisis. The Greater Boston Labor Council recognizes that union members and non-union workers across sectors are facing monumental levels of crisis in some of the most fundamental areas of our lives. 

The Greater Boston Labor Council offers the following set of resources to help workers in the greater Boston area navigate these unprecedented times. On this page, you can find information on resources available during this time, forms to register for child care as well as previously enacted policies. We will be updating this page regularly with more information. 

Resource guides

While our local governments are working in partnership with unions to bring relief but information can be hard to access. The Greater Boston Labor Council offers the following guide to help workers in the greater Boston area navigate these unprecedented times. 

This guide is available in four languages. Please click on the language that you want to read the guide in:

PREVIOUSLY-ENACTED Policies During Coronavirus

In the short weeks since Covid-19 has been spreading in the United States, millions have faced staggering levels of crisis around some of our most basic human needs. Now is the time for swift, policy action in the public and private sectors to uphold the public good and human life. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are in the State of Emergency and many have been able to pass important policies to ease the burden on working-class communities. We applaud these initial efforts at protecting working-class families and their communities.

The Greater Boston Labor Council offers this summary of policies that have been won by workers and communities, some that have been passed by various levels of government and others issued by the private sector.

Union Member Volunteer Interest Form 

In the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, union and community members are coming together to help our neighbors in need. The GBLC is working with the Walsh Administration to coordinate these volunteer efforts in the City of Boston and are seeking union members to help our communities in a variety of ways. We ask that all volunteers are healthy and fall outside of Covid-19 risk groups. If you have questions about your ability to volunteer, please contact your doctor.

Together we can tackle this crisis and support our friends, family, and neighbors for the greater good. Click here to complete the short survey.

You can also view all currently open volunteering opportunities by clicking here. 

Childcare Needs Assessment

In the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the GBLC is working with the Walsh Administration to help identify the needs for childcare in the City of Boston. In order to help them do the best they can to provide emergency childcare in the most needed locations, we would greatly appreciate if you would please fill out the form below. Click here to let us know about your child care needs. 

Frontline Heroes

Gwen Brown is a PCA in Boston and member of 1199 SEIU. Gwen recently lost her partner of 19 years to COVID-19 and has been working throughout the crisis caring for her clients. Gwen shares her story with us as part of the Greater Boston Labor Council's #FrontlineHeroes series. Our series profiles the work of union members and everyday heroes who are working on the frontlines during the global pandemic. Stories are updated weekly. To read other Frontline Hero stories, click here: https://gblc.us/tag/frontline-heroes.

Marcus Johnson is a custodian at BC and member of 32BJ SEIU who has been reporting to work throughout the coronavirus crisis. Marus shares his story with us as part of the Greater Boston Labor Council's #FrontlineHeroes series. Our series profiles the work of union members and everyday heroes who are working on the frontlines during the global pandemic. Stories are updated weekly. To read other Frontline Hero stories, click here: https://gblc.us/tag/frontline-heroes.