The coronavirus pandemic has been raging for almost a year now, but essential workers are still being wildly mistreated across the United States. We talked to a janitor at a major pharmaceutical manufacturer about the abhorrent conditions she and her coworkers are still facing on the job, where management “doesn’t treat us like people.”
Connor Harney is a history PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The response of university systems in states like North Carolina have been wildly inadequate to the coronavirus pandemic’s gravity. Students are now dying as a result.
Many colleges and universities around the country have insisted on reopening in-person classes and putting the burden of preventing coronavirus on individual college students. The administrators behind these decisions seem to care little for the obvious devastation this is wreaking among students.