The COVID-19 Project

What do workers have to say about the global pandemic that we have come to know as COVID-19? How is this issue relevant to Black Lives Matter? Why is it important for there to be writing, art and music published by and about workers and students, as well as their rights and experiences?

A Letter from the Editors

Posted August 2, 2020

Introducing the COVID-19 Project, a special issue of Labor Writes ... MORE


When a virus started going around in China in January, it was just a blip.

Untitled by Alex Pastuizaca

COVID-19 is a pandemic that has reshaped the way all of us live.

Copper Tubing

I don’t think anyone was prepared for this.

COVID-19 Fears

The thing I miss most about my daily life is interaction.

Lessons from COVID-19

The way I see it, the world will learn from this pandemic.

3000 Masks

I am a first-year apprentice, and I was laid off at the end of March.

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The COVID-19 Project

The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies
SUNY Empire State College

Editor in Chief
Rebecca Fraser, PhD

Art Editor
Barrie Cline, MFA

Associate Editor
Summer Minerva, MA

Consulting Editor
Emily Lawless Taffe, BA