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The Pandemic Was Bad for Workers. Can Shareholders Turn Things Around?
Posted On: Jul 26, 2021
July 26, 2021 | ECONOMY | One would have to forgive the American worker for feeling under siege lately. Statistics show that lower-paid workers lost the most jobs during the pandemic. Nearly half of American workers have suffered mental health issues since the start of the pandemic. And blue-collar workers are shown to have faced bigger health risks and fewer opportunities to minimize their exposure to the coronavirus. These workers were also twice as likely to contract COVID-19 than their white-collar counterparts according to Joblist, a job searching website. But the pandemic may also be the spur for new initiatives to improve the quality of life for those same workers… “Without question, COVID, essential workers, the question of bonus pay: All of those issues have certainly focused everyone’s attention,” said Michael Pryce-Jones, senior governance analyst with the International Brotherhood of
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