12 hours agoFirst Look -- Workers plan 'Strike for Black Lives.' Here are their demands. -- A U.S. coalition of labor unions and racial justice organizers plan a mass walk-out on June 20, calling on corporations and government leaders to address systemic racism in the economy. "We cannot win economic justice without racial justice," said one union president.
13 hours agoFirst Look -- Summer camps use survival skills to keep running during COVID-19 -- As most of the nation's 15,000-plus camps opt to close because of coronavirus concerns or delays in receiving state guidelines, 19.5 million kids will miss out on camp this summer
3 days agoFirst Look -- Sales up in Black-owned businesses, owners hope it lasts -- Lists of local Black-owned businesses across Boston have been circulating on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, helping retailers raise their profile and boost sales at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the economy.
6 days agoFocus -- As society relies on gig workers, will they see a boost in stature? -- As new COVID-19 cases surpass 50,000 in a single day, people working for platforms like Instacart are among those most exposed to health risks.
6 days agoCoronavirus effect? For some small farms, it's sales. (video) -- As the coronavirus spread, threatening to disrupt food manufacturing plants, some shoppers looked locally for food. Small farms answered.
13 hours agoFocus -- Will America still go out to eat? One restaurateur's moment of truth. -- For Jonathan Mendez, business hopes have downshifted from expansion to restaurant survival. His story reveals how anchors of urban life are at risk.
3 days agoFor migrant farmworkers, coronavirus adds new burdens -- The U.S. relies on 2.4 million farmworkers to harvest everything from blueberries to lettuce. This year they confront extra risks tied to COVID-19.
6 days agoCover Story -- Rising inequality in a crisis: The view from Baltimore -- How the COVID-19 recession has exacerbated the income divide in America – and is contributing to rising social unrest.
7 days agoCorporate America confronts racism. Why this time may be different. -- The George Floyd protests have been accompanied by corporate calls for racial justice. Companies face risks if those words aren't matched by deeds.
7 days agoFirst Look -- 'Truth hurts': Top brands reveal workforce racial makeup -- Some of the biggest companies pledging solidarity with the Black community struggled to recruit and promote minorities within their own ranks. Black employees account for 12% of the overall workforce, but only 8% of management jobs.
10 days agoUber and under: Why gig workers struggle in pandemic -- An estimated 16.4% of U.S. workers are unemployed as of May. Life for gig workers remains especially precarious amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 month ago'We've sold thousands of bikes': The businesses surging at a tough time -- It's not just Zoom and grocery stores. Other businesses have benefited from changing consumer demands.
1 month agoFirst Look -- Glimmer of hope: US unemployment fell to 13.3% in May -- There are indicators that the U.S. economic decline is leveling out. Unemployment rates could remain in double-digits through November, experts say, but even hard-hit industries are showing signs of rebound as companies reopen and workers are rehired.
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