Webinar: Labor and COVID-19 | Impact on Low-wage Workers
While New Yorkers are urged to practice social distancing in accordance with shelter-in-place orders, low-wage workers—many of whom are essential workers and people of color—simply do not have that option. Low-wage workers may experience food insecurity, loss of wages, and limited access to healthcare, paid sick leave, and public benefits—further complicating a precarious financial situation.
From home healthcare workers to street vendors, janitors to workers in the food service, low-wage workers across sectors are facing extreme economic vulnerability and exposure to infection, making them especially susceptible to the short- and long-term impacts of the ongoing public health crisis.
Your continued support of our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund is essential to help vulnerable Brooklynites survive in the midst of this public health crisis.
In the video below, our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke, VP of Programs and Partnerships Marcella Tillett, and Mohamed Attia, Director of the Street Vendor Project, discuss the latest on our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund, the impact of this crisis on low-wage workers, and answer questions from Foundation supporters: