‘We’re disposable’: Faced with coronavirus dangers every time they do their jobs, essential workers are still pushing for better pay and adequate PPE

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The coronavirus forced millions to shelter at home as countries raced to “flatten the curve” of the infection’s rate of spread. Millions of others, however, never had the choice of staying home because their work continued even as the pandemic raged on. Doctors, nurses, policemen, and firefighters haven’t been alone on the frontlines. Grocery clerks, janitors, cleaners, doormen, security officers, and airport workers have taken risks alongside them. In return, they’re seeking hazard pay, layoff protection and adequate supplies of personal protective equipment. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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