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Many Say OSHA Not Protecting Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Many Say OSHA Not Protecting Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thousands have complained to OSHA about unsafe working conditions due to Covid-19. OSHA has not inspected a single workplace. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Deborah Berkowitz, a former agency official.
Thousands Of Workers Say Their Jobs Are Unsafe As Economy Reopens

Thousands Of Workers Say Their Jobs Are Unsafe As Economy Reopens

Workers line up to enter a Tyson Foods pork processing plant last month in Logansport, Ind. Some of the worst workplace coronavirus outbreaks have been in the meatpacking industry. Safety advocates say the companies still aren't doing enough to protect workers. Major meatpackers JBS USA, Smithfield Foods and Tyson have said worker safety is their…
What Percentage Of Workers Can Realistically Work From Home? New Data From Norway Offer Clues

What Percentage Of Workers Can Realistically Work From Home? New Data...

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Tram lines stand on an empty street in Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Norway will ... [+] extend drastic measures imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus for three weeks, as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise and the richest Nordic economy keeps slowing down. Photographer: Odin Jaeger/Bloomberg © 2020 Bloomberg…
Our Health Care Workers Have Been Through Hell, De Blasio Says

Our Health Care Workers Have Been Through Hell, De Blasio Says

Medical staff have described war-like conditions in New York City hospitals. Mayor Bill de Blasio talks to NPR's David Greene about the city's efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Gig Workers Struggle To Get Financial Help During Pandemic

Gig Workers Struggle To Get Financial Help During Pandemic

Gig companies have started offering benefits like paid sick leave now that workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, and some are getting sick. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption toggle caption Gene J. Puskar/AP Gig companies have started offering benefits like paid sick leave now that workers are on the front lines…
Homecare Workers Find Themselves Unemployed Because Of COIVID-19

Homecare Workers Find Themselves Unemployed Because Of COIVID-19

June Freeman, a homecare worker in San Diego, Calif., sends money to her family in the Philippines. The coronavirus outbreak has put her out of work because clients are now sheltering with family.
Health Care Workers Struggle To Protect Themselves From COVID-19

Health Care Workers Struggle To Protect Themselves From COVID-19

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Nurses in Everett, Wash., and Santa Rosa, Calif., are treating coronavirus patients with a dwindling supply of protective equipment.
Amazon To Hire 100,000 Workers To Meet ‘Surge In Demand’

Amazon To Hire 100,000 Workers To Meet ‘Surge In Demand’

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Amazon says it's planning to hire 100,000 U.S. workers to deal with increased demand during the coronavirus outbreak. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images Amazon says it's planning to hire 100,000 U.S. workers to deal with increased demand during the coronavirus outbreak. Scott Olson/Getty Images Amazon says it plans to hire…
Airport Workers Fear They’re Unprotected From The Coronavirus

Airport Workers Fear They’re Unprotected From The Coronavirus

Humans — workers and flight crews as well as passengers — can be exposed to any number of pathogens at airports. EVA Air employees are seen wearing face masks at the Los Angeles airport in February amid the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. officials advise masks are not the best way to mitigate one's risk of contracting…
More Than 1,700 Health Workers In China Have Been Infected With New Coronavirus

More Than 1,700 Health Workers In China Have Been Infected With...

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A Chinese train attendant and medical worker gesture to each other, as the train prepares to depart for the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak. AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP via Getty Images A Chinese train attendant and medical worker gesture to each other, as the train…

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