Latoya Williams was concerned about her first paycheck after Hurricane Irma.
She couldn’t go to work for seven days because the early childcare center where she teaches was closed because of the storm and its after-effects.
“Whatever I make is what I make,” said Williams. “I have no supplemental income. It really would have been hard and tight."
Like most hourly employees, Williams doesn’t get paid if she doesn’t show up to work— even if the reason is an act of nature. The economic impact of Irma could have a devastating affect on individuals who work hourly jobs.