Recognizing Latina Equal Pay Day During COVID-19

The pandemic is forcing women out of the workforce in record numbers, and Latina workers are leaving at the highest rates.

Virus Outbreak Illinois Unemployment Reporting
Nelis Rodriguez poses at her home in Chicago. Rodriguez has worked at the same restaurant for 21 years and in that time she never had to so much as think about getting another job, until now. Nam Y. Huh / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virus Outbreak Illinois Unemployment Reporting
Nelis Rodriguez poses at her home in Chicago. Rodriguez has worked at the same restaurant for 21 years and in that time she never had to so much as think about getting another job, until now. Nam Y. Huh / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Recognizing Latina Equal Pay Day During COVID-19

The pandemic is forcing women out of the workforce in record numbers, and Latina workers are leaving at the highest rates.

On Latina Equal Pay Day, Reset brings on two Chicago advocates to discuss how the pandemic is disproportionately impacting Latina workers and what can be done for the Latina workforce to achieve equitable pay.

GUESTS: Cherita Ellens, president and CEO of Women Employed

Linda Xóchitl Tortolero, president and CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Acción