“Do you work for extremely low pay? Do you work in unsafe & unsanitary working conditions? Do you work extremely long hours?
Oh you don’t? You have unions to thank for that. Unions are a vital part of this country’s history & are the reason you & I can have things like minimum wages, employee healthcare, sick time, overtime etc. that protect us.
Especially during COVID, we have essential services that we rely on and these are the people in the forefront of this pandemic who deserve to be protected.
Essential workers in certain sectors are disproportionately women and people of color.
Women make up the majority of essential workers in health care (76%) and government and community-based services (73%).
People of color make up the majority of essential workers in food and agriculture (50%) and in industrial, commercial, residential facilities and services (53%).”