As the nation’s busiest shopping day approaches, the economic pain endured by millions of low-income and unemployed Americans is growing.
“For Black workers, it’s gotten worse as the pandemic has dragged on. They’ve been less likely to bounce back and find jobs than other groups.”
With the impending confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, labor experts are concerned that a 6-3 conservative court could further erode worker protections.
Ieisha Franceis, a mother and grandmother in Durham, North Carolina, talks about the hardships she endures just trying to make ends meet.
The latest jobless claims report shows the number of applications are inching back up again. We spoke to people around the country about what life is like unemployed in a pandemic.
“I haven't celebrated my birthday in four years. I haven't been able to take that chance, I just can't risk taking that day off. I’ve had deaths in my family and I can't risk going to the funeral to lose hours.”
Discriminating against a pregnant person is illegal in the United States for more than 40 years, but as these women's stories show, it still happens.