By Chabeli Carrazana
Source: USA Today

As Ashley Manning considered striking at the grocery store where she had worked for a decade, the dozens of moments that had pushed her to that point flooded back.

She vividly recalled the indignities she endured throughout the pandemic, starting with child care. When schools shut down, no one could watch her 12-year-old daughter. She wouldn’t allow her elderly grandmother, Ruby, to do it, fearing she would get sick. And her store, a Ralphs in San Pedro, California, where she is the manager of the floral department, refused to work with her schedule, she said.

No one can cover you, she said they told her. Your contract is for six days a week; we need you six days a week.

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