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Workers Facing Coronavirus Fight for Protections

The COVID-19 outbreak has driven essential workers—at warehouses, grocery stores, delivery apps and hospitals—to speak out and organize for change. Across industries, workers who cannot practice social distancing are calling for access to personal protective equipment amid shortages, hazard pay, sick leave, child care and more.

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    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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    • Amazon
    • Whole Foods
    • Gig Economy
Workers Facing Coronavirus Fight for Protections

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