Although the pandemic has created unique challenges for the MWC’s Community Services Agency, “crises like this are exactly why CSA exists,” said Executive Director Sonte DuCote. "We've had to be extra creative to deliver emergency assistance," said DuCote, "like meeting up with CSA executive committee member Dan Duncan outside the locked-down AFL-CIO building to sign checks to send to landlords, utility companies and other creditors. Duncan added that "We are extremely grateful to our affiliates and their members, union allies, the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the United Way National Capital Area for providing the funds to help Metro Washington area workers, a large chunk of whom are not eligible for unemployment." Workers who need emergency assistance should contact their local union or the Community Services Agency at [email protected].
photo: (l-r) Duncan and DuCote; photo by Chris Garlock