Low Pay, Poor Working Conditions Incite Strikes All Over The Country

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Shiavon Chatman
November 15, 2021

Workers across the nation are going on strike to protest unfair working conditions and growing sexual harassment cases. Could this finally be a shift in power away from corporations to hardworking employees?

The economy is extremely vulnerable these days. Consumer demand is high and prices are increasing  – but wages aren’t keeping up with the price tags and workers are refusing low-paying, toxic jobs. 

Now more than ever, corporations need to be prioritizing the happiness of their employees so they can fill positions – but workers are anything but happy.

Low-income employees were extremely overworked during the pandemic and didn’t have the privilege of working from home. This has resulted in many of these workers hitting their breaking point and refusing to return to the status quo.

Retail workers are refusing to return to their jobs under the same conditions as before. This has turned into a modern labor movement that is keeping workers’ protests and demands at the forefront. Talks of change aren’t enough – the only way to ensure better working conditions and the safety of these workers is for these corporations to be held accountable.

Before rushing to get people back to work so corporate CEOs can stay rich, the needs and safety of employees should be prioritized! Otherwise, strikes will likely continue.

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