Will COVID-19 Lead To Permanent Labor Gains For Low-Wage Workers?

Will COVID-19 Lead To Permanent Labor Gains For Low-Wage Workers?
Shoppers find empty shelves at Whole Foods in Lincoln after many people hoarded certain products in response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020 Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Will COVID-19 Lead To Permanent Labor Gains For Low-Wage Workers?
Shoppers find empty shelves at Whole Foods in Lincoln after many people hoarded certain products in response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020 Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Will COVID-19 Lead To Permanent Labor Gains For Low-Wage Workers?

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, businesses operating through the pandemic have been implementing safety measures. But some essential workers say these measures have failed to protect them.

Reset explores why workers are pushing for employee benefits and protections during the pandemic, and whether it could lead to permanent labor gains after the crisis is over.

GUEST: Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune business reporter