The COVID-19 pandemic forced most New York city residents to stay home but essential workers. Several weeks after the shutdown companies like Wholefoods and Trader Joes announced they would give their workers a 2-dollar wage increase as a result of the situation. Unlike the large chain companies most small businesses workers don’t have the same privileges. Several workers especially immigrants can lack health care, decent wages and even protective equipment.
I will be reporting on someone who is currently working at a small business, showcasing their experience at their job.