Latino workers, along with other workers of color, have been some of the hardest-hit communities since the early days of COVID-19 in the United States, and new studies shed light on the plight of these individuals.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said on Friday that he would prepare an executive order protecting the state's essential workers, agricultural laborers, and personnel in meat and poultry processing plants, among others.
Groups who experience the highest joblessness rates are the immigrant women and Latino workers who, regardless of their birthplace, have below high school degree for education attainment or aged below 25.
"Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect," a newly published report, found that U.S. Hispanic/Latino workers are 18 percent more likely to be killed on the job than workers of any other racial/ethnic group. Furthermore, immigrants face greater risk.