Hourly Workers Bear Brunt of Snowstorms
Winter weather has caused all sorts of problems in Massachusetts – school closings, suspension of public transportation and lost revenue for stores.
A study from the American Highway Users Alliance estimates transportation delays and closings in the past few weeks cost Massachusetts about $265 million a day. About two-thirds of that is lost income for hourly workers.
Bruce Gellerman of Here & Now contributing station WBUR takes a look at how the shutdown and delay of services lead to added worries, lost time and smaller paychecks of hourly workers.
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