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The Pandemic: Revealing Child Care is Vital Work

The Most Revolutionary Act

Revolutionary Mothering panel hosted by MARCH, Memphis TN, 2018

“The pandemic has revealed to many that care work is vital work”

A Conversation with Memphis Advocates for Radical Childcare (M.A.R.CH.) co-founder Phuong Nguyen

Andrea Ringer

By Andrea Ringer, Aug 1, 2020

This is the last in a series of essays on “Higher Ed Wall-to Wall in Tennessee,” which will continue for the rest of this week. This series of posts highlights voices and union-led campaigns on higher-ed campuses across Tennessee. We offer both a picture of the challenges that we face and perhaps some organizing solutions, particularly to other higher education employees in right-to-work states, to help navigate the shifting academic terrain that we are experiencing in the face of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created several shifts across the labor landscape while exposing how piecemeal family care policies have left workers in precarious situations. The closure of schools at the end…

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