Last Thursday, Denver Health Workers United/CWA Local 7799 members joined faith and labor leaders to publicly pray for racial justice at Denver Health.
This event was organized in response to growing concerns about racial injustice at the health system. Systemic discrimination against African American employees in disciplinary and termination decisions, forcing a captive audience meeting on Black and Latinx custodial workers discouraging them from forming a union, and retaliation against employees who raised concerns about pandemic safety and systemic racism, are just a few of the examples of racial injustice the workers and community leaders are fighting against.
The public prayer called on the Denver Health and Hospital Authority’s Board of Directors to enact three pillars of change: honestly reckoning with racial injustice, accepting community accountability, and respecting workers rights.
Faith leaders and Denver Health Workers United/CWA Local 7799 members come together to offer a public prayer for racial justice at Denver Health.