From Words to Wages: Honoring Caregivers This Labor Day

LA Sentinel | August 31, 2023

As we approach Labor Day and mark the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and March on Washington, it’s imperative that we pause to reflect on the vital contributions of essential workers, predominantly women of color, who have been the backbone of our society during some of the most challenging times in recent memory. The Covid-19 pandemic laid bare the undeniable truth that overlooked and underpaid workers—such as care providers, nurses, food delivery and UPS workers, among others—are the lifeblood of our communities, yet they are continuously underappreciated and underpaid.

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