COVID Jungle: Chicagoland’s Essential Food Workers and the Need for Vaccination Priority

Warehouse Workers for Justice, Chicago Workers’ Collaborative


In December 2020, Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ) and the Chicago Workers’ Collaborative (CWC), in conjunction with Temp Worker Justice, conducted interviews with 90 workers in food production, distribution, and logistics who have worked or who were currently working in the Chicago area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their accounts reflect the loss, abuse, fear, and distrust that workers throughout the broader production, distribution, and logistics industries have been reporting to the staff of WWJ and CWC since the beginning of the pandemic.


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