Before coronavirus, Milwaukee service workers could work more hours to get more money. Now, everything is closed — and they're in trouble. – Interview with Laura Dresser

“Social distancing would be a lot less inequality promoting if we had the infrastructure of strong medical care, insurance and housing supports for low-wage workers, but we don’t,” said Laura Dresser, a labor economist and the associate director of COWS. “That means that this crisis tends to push the inequality along, instead of the crisis showing how connected we are and pulling us closer together.”