Author: Joe Maniscalco

Joe Maniscalco is a journalist and freelance writer based in New York City. His work has appeared in a variety of news outlets ranging from the NewYorkPost.com to Alternet.org. He's spent the last decade covering workplace justice issues, the American Labor Movement and steadfastly avoiding well-paid corporate media gigs.

 Ticker Tape and Empty Accolades Are Meant to Keep Frontline Covid Workers in Check New York City threw essential workers a ticker-tape parade along the canyon of heroes last week. And somehow, Gotham’s gilded oligarchs were spared the unsavory sight of marchers in matching “I Saved Your Asses From COVID-19 And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt” gear. Exhausted healthcare workers along with their counterparts in children’s services, transportation, retail and other frontline sectors appeared too giddy about surviving the one-time epicenter of Covid and putting the worst of the ongoing pandemic behind them to pass up a well-deserved…

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