Report says pandemic exposed conditions and risk for migrant crab pickers on the Eastern Shore

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed crowded conditions and health risks faced by Mexican crab pickers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, according to a new report. The mostly female workforce also faces “systemic gender discrimination” in the form of lower pay and less desirable assignments than men, said the report released Thursday by Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, a migrant rights group, and two university-based organizations. (Balt Sun)

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