Stories tagged: "Essential workers"


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Activists Call on Sinema to Support $15 Minimum Wage

Women make up more than two-thirds of workers with tipped jobs, which have a federal minimum wage of $2.13 an hour.

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Phoenix Transit, Postal Workers Are Getting Vaccinated This Weekend as Pandemic Passes One Year Mark

It’s been one year since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic, and essential workers are finally getting vaccinated.

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, a worker restocks products at a grocery store in Dallas, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
‘Getting Sick Every Day’: Arizona Grocery Store Workers Want to Know When They Will Be Vaccinated

Food service workers were deemed essential during the early stages of the pandemic, but most are still not prioritized for vaccination.

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A Minimum Wage Worker Must Work 57 Hours a Week to Afford to Rent in Arizona

Full-time workers in Arizona must earn at least $21 an hour to be able to rent a modest home, or work 57 hours per week at minimum wage.

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My Boyfriend Is an Essential Worker. The Truth Is, I Hate It.

Reporter Janelle Cogan shares what it's like to date and live with an "essential worker," and opens up about the stress and anxiety it entails.

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Should I Wear A Mask? Can I Leave My Home? We Answer Your Quarantine Questions.

The federal government’s lack of a cohesive response has forced states to adopt their own rules and create a patchwork system of “stay-at-home” orders and other public health measures.

Kerri Cleans The Streets Of Times Square During Coronavirus Quarantine-Essential Workers
Photo Essay: Faces Of Our Essential Workers

New York can't survive without the hard work of thousands of so-called essential workers. We wanted to put a face to their sacrifice during this pandemic.