Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of those stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
Colorado AFL-CIO President Josette Jaramillo (AFSCME) is a lead caseworker for the Department of Social Services in Pueblo County, Colorado. For Jaramillo, work never stopped when COVID-19 hit.Â The pandemic only makes it harder to protect the foster children she helps. â€śWe really try hard to meet the kids where theyâ€™re at,â€ť she said. â€śCaseworkers all around the country are on the front lines.â€ťÂ Learn moreÂ about how foster care children and social services have been affected during these dangerous times.
This blog originally appeared at AFL-CIO on July 20, 2020. Reprinted with permission.
About the Author: Aaron Gallant is an AFL-CIO contributor.