May 3, 2022
In his recent book, Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America, journalist Eyal Press exposes the routine neglect and exploitation of workers engaged in some of America’s toughest jobs - in settings like slaughterhouses, prisons, and oil rigs. The pandemic brought us the term “essential worker” and an outpouring of appreciation for their invaluable work, but thus far it has not brought much in the way of stronger protections - and that needs to change.
Watch the recorded event with author Eyal Press, former Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels, and Legal Director and General Counsel of the National Employment Law Project (NELP) Catherine Ruckelshaus, on the need to advance worker protections for frontline, essential workers.
Eyal Press, @EyalPress Writer, journalist and contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times
David Michaels, PhD @drdavidmichaels Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health
Catherine Ruckelshaus, @NelpNews Legal Director and General Counsel of the National Employment Law Project (NELP)