Economy, Shutdowns Take Hard Toll on Low-Income Workers

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Prep chefs work in the kitchen at the Yank Sing dim sum restaurant in San Francisco's financial district. (Photo: Vinnee Tong/KQED)

Low-wage workers have been particularly hard hit by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as non-essential businesses are required to shut down in most of the Bay Area, even more vulnerable people are at risk of not being able to cover their rent, food or other essentials. Forum talks about what resources are available for people who may be missing a paycheck, and what the lack of work means for contract workers.

Guests:

Sam Harnett, Silicon Valley reporter, KQED

Veena Dubal , associate professor of law, UC Hastings College of the Law

Julia Parish, senior staff attorney, Legal Aid at Work

Kathleen Pender, business columnist, Net Worth, San Francisco Chronicle

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