Essential workers seek expanded protections
Hope Gilmore, a call center worker on Staten Island, New York, hasn’t forgotten those bewildering early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic when colleagues were getting sick, her employer didn’t provide any masks or gloves and people used the elevator one at a time to socially distance.
July 8, 2020
This week, a cross-section of essential workers throughout the city gathered in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the hardest hit communities during the coronavirus pandemic, to demand New York State pass new legislation compelling employers to provide them with necessary protective gear as New York City enters Phase 3 of its reopening plan.
Un grupo de activistas y empleados exigieron una legislación que proteja la salud de los trabajadores, coincidiendo con la entrada de la ciudad en la fase 3 de reapertura.