The Future of Work Isn’t What People Think It Is

The Future of Work Isn’t What People Think It IsThe workforce that powers our economy today — in times of stability and in crisis — is a low-wage service workforce that is disproportionately made up of black women and other women of color, and largely unprotected by our safety net. These workers take care of us in different ways, and it took a pandemic for the nation to recognize they are the critical engine of our economy.Home care workers took their children to work when they couldn’t afford child care after schools shut down. Janitors lacked the protective equipment they needed to sanitize spaces without putting themselves at risk. These workers didn’t have the option to work from home, and they also lacked paid leave to allow them to isolate themselves if they were exposed to an infected person.More from the NY Times:

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