Why many ‘essential’ workers get paid so little, according to experts

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“The novel coronavirus pandemic has divided the American labor force into two classes: those who are essential to keeping society running, and everyone else.

The essential workers harvest our food and stock our grocery shelves. They fulfill orders at warehouses and deliver goods all over the country. They drive our buses, gas our cars and keep our streets clean. They watch our children and care for us when we fall ill”

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