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Pandemic job actions offer hope for renewed labor movement

April 29, 2020

Around the country, essential workers are putting their health and well-being on the line for continuity of services. Many employees are finding, however, that employers fail to provide sufficient care and protection for them in the workplace, resulting in a series of walkouts over the past few weeks that span a number of different industries. AP News, in their article "Pandemic job actions offer hope for renewed labor movement", discusses how the COVID-19 crisis could spark a more rigorous labor movement, quoting Dan Graff, Ph.D., director of the Higgins Labor Program

"People’s fears of sickness and death are finally stronger than people’s fears of their employer. It might be a sort of cataclysmic opening."

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