Essential workers keep nation going, but will sacrifice be rewarded?
REVERB is a new documentary series from CBSN Originals. Watch the latest episode, “Lifelines in the Lockdown,” in the video player above. It premieres on CBSN Sunday, April 12, at 8 p.m. ET.With millions of Americans under stay-at-home orders in the coronavirus pandemic, workers like grocery store employees, bus drivers and delivery people have become indispensable lifelines. Often unnoticed and undervalued by society, they now put themselves at risk so that daily life can continue to function. CBSN Originals spoke with a handful of these essential workers, and while many expressed pride in their work, some can’t help but fear for their own and their families’ safety.The grocery store food prep worker Jacqueline Torres used to be a teacher in Mexico City. Now she works at a Los Angeles grocery store. CBS News “Hello, you need some help over here?” Even in such uncertain times, Jacqueline Torres maintained a friendly demeanor assisting customers in the prepared foods section at a Northgate Market in Los Angeles. Torres lived in Mexico City for most of her life and worked as a teacher. She moved to the U.S. eight years ago, speaking no English, but she can now easily hold conversations with English-speaking customers.”Everything changed