Low-Wage Workers: The Pandemic’s Forgotten

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show

July 28, 2020

Our local economy depends on thousands of low-wage workers, but many lost their job when the coronavirus pandemic shut the region down, and they were unable to pay their rent. Rent protection has expired in Virginia, and it is set to expire in D.C. and Maryland.

To make matters worse, a lifeline ended for so many across the country as the additional $600 a week in federal unemployment ended last week for over 25 million Americans.


William “Sandy” Darity, Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Duke University.

Listen to the full interview here.