US Department of Labor Inducted Education Support Professionals as Essential Employees

In case you missed it: US Department of Labor inducted ESPs as essential employees of the pandemic into the Labor Hall of honor!

2020 NEA ESP of the Year, Andrea Beeman spoke at the induction ceremony. Learn more and watch the speech 👇

In recognition of their sacrifices and efforts to protect the health of all Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Labor (DOL) inducted Essential Workers of the Pandemic into the U.S. Labor Hall of Honor today. Those inducted include educators like Andrea Beeman, a special education paraeducator from Maple Heights, Ohio.

The U.S. DOL Hall of Honor recognizes the life-changing contributions that a unique group of people have made on the American way of work over the nation’s history, including the workers of 9/11, farm workers, Chinese rail workers, and sanitation workers.