Stories tagged: "economic crisis"


Black woman working at grocery store; Black and Latina women hit hard by job loss
Data from December’s Job Losses Show Black and Latina Women Were Impacted the Most

Women of color, for whom economic recovery is a more difficult task, continue to be hit hardest by the pandemic’s economic downturn.

graffiti on McConnell's door saying Where's My Money while Americans wait for stimulus checks
Some Americans Who Used Online Tax Filing Services May Have To Wait To Get Their $600 Stimulus Check

The IRS sent millions of much-anticipated stimulus relief checks to closed accounts with no known plan to get funds to taxpayers soon.

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These Small Businesses Take Care of Your Children. Who’s Taking Care of Them During the Pandemic?

“I’m trying to carry on here every day. I’m coming in at 6:30 every morning and I’m here until 5:30 in the evening. I’m the owner and director, I’m here all the time, and I have a family at home to worry about as well."

Job seekers fill out applications as they wait in line to enter a job fair at a new Target retail store on August 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
White Women Are Bouncing Back From the Economic Downturn. Black and Hispanic Women Not So Much.

"Women of color and Black women in particular are often working an essential job, the front-line jobs that are most vulnerable to COVID."

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We Spoke to Three Women Who Had to Close Their Businesses Indefinitely Because of the Pandemic

To get a better sense of what’s been lost to the coronavirus pandemic, COURIER interviewed three women who had to shutter their businesses in recent months.

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This Worker Got Laid Off Twice Since the Economic Crisis Began. Here’s How He’s Surviving.

“The only thing keeping me from losing my apartment is that I applied and received two months of rent from the Allegheny County Housing Authority."

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Thousands of Workers Are Going on Strike for Black Lives Today. Here Are Their Demands.

Tens of thousands of frontline workers across the country are going on strike Monday to protest systemic racism and police brutality and to demand that corporations and the government take action to address white supremacy, end economic exploitation of Black workers, and allow all workers to unionize.