From the Labor World editor

I will be working from home almost exclusively until further notice. If you need to get a hold of me, you can find my contact information here; please feel free to call or text my cell phone or email me at any time with your Labor-related news.

I don’t make this decision lightly. I am not sick and to my knowledge have not been in contact with anyone who has the virus. I love working in the Labor Temple among many locals, and I know that my physical proximity is important for gathering tips as well as learning more about the story behind the story. As the pandemic progresses and we learn more about how COVID-19 spreads and the importance of social distancing and isolating, it’s becoming clear to me that because I am someone who CAN work from home, I should do so to help protect those who can’t.

The Washington Post has an outstanding tool to help visualize and better understand how the virus spreads, and how simple changes — such as social isolation — can make a big difference for the population as a whole.

Before I took this job, I worked for five years as a full-time remote employee from my home (and my vehicle, various coffeeshops, the library, on the road). I’m well-versed in how to stay connected. I’ll be out and about at events and pickets. But I’ll need help from member unions and the rank-and-file — and you — to ensure I don’t miss important developments.

Please contact me if you have questions or tips. In the meantime, stay safe. Solidarity!

Catherine Conlan
Editor and manager, Labor World

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