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Covid-19’s Toll on the World’s Informal Workers

Covid-19’s Toll on the World’s Informal Workers Top: Chicago Crosby works as an informal recycler or “canner” in New York City, where she is also an organizer with Sure We Can, a non-profit redemption center and canning collective in Brooklyn. “In New York City and around the world, my fellow canners and I are emerging from the shadows to demand recognition, inclusion, and investment.” Bottom: Elba Rojas has been selling peppers and chili in La Parada market in Lima, Peru for thirty-five years, raising two children on her earnings. During lockdown, the municipality blocked access to multiple streets, curtailing her sales and leaving her in constant fear of being evicted. Top photo by Carlos Rivera, bottom photo by Victor Mallqui. Reprinted with permission from WIEGO 1062873 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211062873New Labor ForumHarvey research-article2021 New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 60 –68 Covid-19’s Toll on the World’s Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Informal Workers sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211062873 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211062873 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Jenna Harvey Keywords informal economy, labor, politics, poverty, privatization “The main issue is that there is less work What has emerged is a picture of severe loss and, because most waste pickers live by of work and earnings for informal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Covid-19’s Toll on the World’s Informal Workers

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (1): 9 – Jan 1, 2022

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Top: Chicago Crosby works as an informal recycler or “canner” in New York City, where she is also an organizer with Sure We Can, a non-profit redemption center and canning collective in Brooklyn. “In New York City and around the world, my fellow canners and I are emerging from the shadows to demand recognition, inclusion, and investment.” Bottom: Elba Rojas has been selling peppers and chili in La Parada market in Lima, Peru for thirty-five years, raising two children on her earnings. During lockdown, the municipality blocked access to multiple streets, curtailing her sales and leaving her in constant fear of being evicted. Top photo by Carlos Rivera, bottom photo by Victor Mallqui. Reprinted with permission from WIEGO 1062873 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211062873New Labor ForumHarvey research-article2021 New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 60 –68 Covid-19’s Toll on the World’s Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Informal Workers sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211062873 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211062873 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Jenna Harvey Keywords informal economy, labor, politics, poverty, privatization “The main issue is that there is less work What has emerged is a picture of severe loss and, because most waste pickers live by of work and earnings for informal

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Published: Jan 1, 2022

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