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Our Campaign Goes Global

Our campaign to end poverty pay at Hopkins is opening people’s eyes in Baltimore—and beyond.

In May, in conjunction with our Mother’s March & Rally in Baltimore, labor allies leafleted at Hopkins-affiliated hospitals in Panama and Brazil, as well as Washington, D.C., and St. Petersburg, Fla.

We recently received a report back from the action in Panama City, where leaders from FENASEP, Panama’s national federation of public employees, converged on the Punta Pacifica Hospital.

They circulated a hard-hitting flyer that noted that Hopkins is exporting its brand all over the world, but questioned what else they might be bringing: “Poverty-level jobs like the ones they offer at their main hospital in Baltimore?”

Actions were also held in May at the Hospital Moinhos de Vento in Porto Alegre, Brazil, at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., and at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Johns Hopkins may have a global reach, but thanks to our allies in labor, so do we. And until we win justice at Johns Hopkins, they’ll help us to keep getting out the word about the campaign to end poverty pay here in Baltimore.