Tag Archives: Worker

Essential Worker Shoulders $1,840 Pandemic Debt Due To COVID Cost Loophole

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Carmen Quintero works an early shift as a supervisor at a 3M distribution warehouse that ships N95 masks to a nation under siege from the coronavirus. On March 23, she had developed a severe cough, and her voice, usually quick and… Read More »

Worker well-being on the decline amid pandemic, OptumHealth survey finds

A new study shows many still employed during the coronavirus pandemic have experienced worsened well-being, including in their mental health, social lives and finances. Fifty-one percent of the employees who took OptumHealth’s recent survey reported worse mental well-being, while 54% reported worse social well-being. The survey was released last week and included 500 employees from… Read More »