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I organized with my coworkers and we went on strike at my job. We reported that they were not giving us PPEs and other problems that we had… When I made those reports I was fired from work.

Maria Ruiz, a Fight for 15 Leader and McDonald’s Worker


Originally from Kathmandu, Jayanti came to the United States eight years ago. She used to work as a teacher, but since immigrating, she has been working as a babysitter for the same owner. She has not been given paid sick leave and is still working. Jayanti works nine hours a day, and takes rest breaks…


Elena is a nurse working at two hospitals in Santa Clara County. She shares her experience working as a healthcare worker early on in the pandemic: “When the pandemic hit, I think the hospitals were not ready for a pandemic, for any epidemic … They are not issuing N95s to all the nurses that are…


Irene immigrated to San Jose in the 1980’s. She used to work in the Philippines as a teacher, and moved to the United States with her one and a half year old daughter. She worked at first in the electronics industry as an assembly worker in Cupertino, and then began working in nursing homes as…

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