Coronavirus Outbreak Weighs Heavily On Hourly Workers, Gig Economy

Coronavirus Outbreak Weighs Heavily On Hourly And Gig Workers
In this Aug. 8, 2018, photo an employee works at a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago. McDonald's, Walmart and other companies with hourly workers are rethinking their paid sick-leave policies during the coronavirus outbreak. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Coronavirus Outbreak Weighs Heavily On Hourly And Gig Workers
In this Aug. 8, 2018, photo an employee works at a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago. McDonald's, Walmart and other companies with hourly workers are rethinking their paid sick-leave policies during the coronavirus outbreak. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

Coronavirus Outbreak Weighs Heavily On Hourly Workers, Gig Economy

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, companies and local officials are encouraging workers who feel sick to work remotely or to stay home. But not all jobs can be done remotely, and many workers don’t have paid sick leave.

Reset takes a look at how the virus is impacting hourly workers and the gig economy in Chicago and across the U.S.

GUESTS: Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune reporter

Judd Legum, author of the Popular Information newsletter