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In this May 20, 2020 file photo, residents held thank you signs to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they returned to their shifts after the plant had been closed because of a coronavirus outbreak in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves File)
Workers of Color Make Up 87% of Coronavirus Infections in Meat Plants

A new CDC report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that most infections were among people of color.

Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in San Leandro, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The Gig Economy Was Already Broken — Then the Pandemic Hit

“One week I might have seven, eight, 10 families I was shopping for. I had a week when I had no money. That’s definitely a challenge.”

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U.S. Ranks Dead Last Among Major Countries for Workers’ Rights

When it comes to unions and collective bargaining, the U.S. is on par with Venezuela.