News – Worker Discrimination in Italy, the Cost of Healthy Food, and More on the Postal Strike

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“An Italian company recently had to choose which workers to lay off in a cost-cutting effort. Solution: fire the women, because they should be taking care of their kids anyway.”

As you probably already know, healthy food costs way more than food that is bad for you and you can buy a lot more calories of terribleness than of good-for-you-ness for the same amount. Considering also that grocery stores are often not located in poorer neighbourhoods and require paying for some form of transportation to access  them, fast food and corner stores are also more accessible. These are some of many ways that class impacts health through food.

More on the postal strike and subsequent federal actions.

 

 

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