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Who Is Essential Now?

Bryce Covert The Nation
Workers at companies that offer poor pay and unsafe working conditions now know they are essential. And many expect to be treated that way.

UCLA Releases First National Study of Labor Conditions in Nail Salon Industry

Preeti Sharma, Saba Waheed, Vina Nguyen, Lina Stepick, Reyna Orellana, Liana Katz, Sabrina Kim, and Katrina Lapira UCLA Labor Center
cover of report sjowing nail polish flowing The nail salon industry is expected to grow at almost twice the rate of other U.S. industries in the next decade, and report authors make recommendations for key stakeholders: ensure quality jobs and labor protections for nail salon workers...

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Stop Blaming Black Women for the Black Maternal Health Crisis and Start Blaming American Workplaces

Roselyn Miller Slate
Racial discrimination manifests itself in the workplace through unequal treatment. Even when black women have good jobs and benefits, they often are expected to do more than white colleagues, constantly facing assumptions that they are unqualified. The ramifications of work-life imbalance are stressful for women with resources, but for black women and their children, it can be deadly.
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