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'It's enough to have a pandemic...but to have a pandemic in the time of Trump is a deep, deep misfortune' — Robert Reich outlines the current state of unemployment in America. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, the COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in many workers who are deemed essential to be inadequately protected. Essential workers are not being protected properly during the coronavirus pandemic. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich discusses the alarming state of unemployment in country and talks with Rep. Pramila Jayapal about her Paycheck Guarantee Act proposal which would help protect Americans who have lost their jobs. Essential jobs include the hospital workers, warehouse workers, and delivery services, sanitary workers, grocery workers, and pharmacy workers — some of which are minimum wage jobs, many of which are not getting hazard pay, many of which are unable to get time off while sick. 179 counties have paid sick leave, but not the United States. #Health #Americans #COVID19 #News #NowThis #NowThisNews Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews This video "Robert Reich Calls for More Protections for Essential Workers", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com.