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Essential Workers Were Heroes. Then We Asked for More.

I work in fast food — cleaning, grilling, smiling — and I know why you don’t want me to earn $15 an hour

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Past midnight, or at 2 a.m. on the weekends, our fast-food place closes its doors and we use the next hour to clean up and put everything back in its place. Recently, we got an additional task…

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Assad Abderemane

Assad Abderemane

English graduate student and freelance writer based in France. Words at Level, Elemental, Gen, Human Parts, etc. Email: abderemane.m.assad@gmail.com

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