Essential Workers Plan May Day Strikes; Others Demand End To COVID-19 Lockdowns

NPR: Employees at many online retailers, grocery store chains and package-delivery services are planning labor actions Friday to protest what they describe as unsafe working conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while others, put out of work by the disease, are using May Day to demand an end to stay-at-home orders they say are ruining livelihoods and irreparably harming the economy.

Meanwhile, nurses at scores of hospitals across the country plan to take to the streets to protest a lack of personal protective equipment to protect them against the disease; and independent truckers, fed up with low freight rates, plan a congestion-inducing "slow roll" in their rigs through parts of Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and other major cities.

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