Gabriel Thompson is a freelance journalist who writes frequently about immigrants and work. His most recent book is "Chasing the Harvest," an oral history collection of California farmworkers.
The Coronavirus CrisisThey Were Warned Not to Take Sick Days — Then Six Workers at Their Warehouse Died of Coronavirus
The workers also expressed concerns that delays in the provision of personal protective equipment like masks and gloves made an outbreak inevitable.
The Coronavirus CrisisAs Coronavirus Spread, Financial Services Contractor Told Warehouse Workers They Aren’t Allowed to Get Sick
In a Long Island warehouse, immigrants work long hours doing mailings for a multibillion-dollar financial services company. Now they’re getting sick.