Heat and Work: The climate crisis is dramatically shaping the work environment for essential workers. As state leaders call Oregon's extreme heat waves and historic wildfires across the west "a harbinger of things to come," what can workers do to rise up and fight for worker safety and protection across industries? Sarah Chivers talks with Anthony Carter, an essential worker in Portland. He explains the demands and challenges of delivering essential goods to people over the past year during the pandemic in extreme heat with historic forest fires. They discuss necessary supports for workers, hazard pay, and existing local and federal policies that address the climate-risk for workers on the front lines.
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