Supermarket employees, still laboring in crisis mode, continue to report significant rises in physical and mental health problems.
Throughout the pandemic, community carers have risked their own health and well-being, but have struggled for even basic support and equipment.
Increasing even part-time remote work disrupts public transit revenue. Agencies need to adapt fare structures and business models to meet the changing work market.
COVID-19 messaging frames staying home as a personal responsibility, but for many it’s a luxury they can’t afford. Like the language used for drug addiction, it stigmatizes low-income people.
Philosophy can help us see how some of the implicit beliefs we hold about work are mere myths. Success isn’t always due to effort, and the idea some jobs are more shameful to have than others.
Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
Even though the idea has been rejected earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to rethink immunity passports. Here’s why.
The absence of effective government policy doesn’t make citizens free. It takes away their power, leaving them less able to act to address their needs. That’s especially clear during the pandemic.
Challenge trials – purposefully exposing volunteers to the coronavirus – could speed up the development of a vaccine. But there are serious ethical concerns with this approach.
Stress and physical conditions make essential work unsafe, especially for Black and Latino employees.
A new survey found that dealing with emotional customers over issues such as wearing a mask is taking an increasing toll.
Access to culturally appropriate food may be key for newcomers to build connections with their communities.
A research project may offer insight into how factors like laundry, food and art may be good places to start in addressing problems in long-term care homes.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
Many of Canada’s residents, including essential workers, have no choice but to ride transit. Service cuts may cripple their access to essential destinations if governments do not intervene.
The migrant laborers who staff American meat plants, construction sites and delivery services are working through the pandemic – and sending more funds back home than ever.
The risk to workers hasn’t changed, but employers no longer have the same labor market pressures to worry about.
The COVID-19 crisis has raised major questions about the viability of the economic, business and employment models that corporate and industry lobbyists are arguing for a return to.
Younger, unmarried or less educated workers are feeling the brunt of the economic effects of COVID-19. The fallout may deepen already existing inequalities.
American workers tend to lack many basic benefits that are incredibly common in other countries, a situation the ‘Essential Worker Bill of Rights’ aims to remedy.