Stories tagged: "Essential workers"


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‘$15 is Just a Start’: Wisconsin Residents Push for a Minimum Wage Hike

Wisconsin's minimum wage has been a measly $7.25 for more than a decade. Most state residents say it's time for an increase.

Alondra Garcia
‘It’s About Time’: Wisconsin Advocates Say Immigration Reform Needs to Happen Now

About 75,000 undocumented immigrants live in Wisconsin, many working “essential” jobs that put them at high risk of COVID-19.

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Thousands of Workers Are Going on Strike for Black Lives Today. Here Are Their Demands.

Tens of thousands of frontline workers across the country are going on strike Monday to protest systemic racism and police brutality and to demand that corporations and the government take action to address white supremacy, end economic exploitation of Black workers, and allow all workers to unionize.

Workers in health care, hospitality, food processing and other industries say the Wisconsin Supreme Court order to kill the safer at home rules will make workplaces less safe.
Killing ‘Safer at Home’ Means a Lot of People Won’t Feel Safer at Work

Progress made in containing coronavirus in Wisconsin may already be backsliding

The city council in Green Bay will consider a proposal on Tuesday to direct some of its federal coronavirus aid directly to frontline workers
Green Bay Plans to Give $100K to Frontline Workers – Including Meatpackers

The city plans to use some of its federal coronavirus relief to help essential workers.

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My Boyfriend Is an Essential Worker. The Truth Is, I Hate It.

Reporter Janelle Cogan shares what it's like to date and live with an "essential worker," and opens up about the stress and anxiety it entails.

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Should I Wear A Mask? Can I Leave My Home? We Answer Your Quarantine Questions.

The federal government’s lack of a cohesive response has forced states to adopt their own rules and create a patchwork system of “stay-at-home” orders and other public health measures.