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Amayah Spence

Amayah Spence is a freelance writer and the editor-in-chief of the SUNY New Paltz Oracle. She has contributed to the Daily Free Press and the Rockland County Times.

Is It a Restaurant Labor Shortage, or a Broken Restaurant Industry?

Amid fears of a labor shortage in restaurants, two narratives have emerged. One blames workers for being lazy; the other highlights low pay, poor treatment, and scant benefits.


New York Moves to Ban Delta-8 THC, In Blow to CBD Market

Products containing the cannabis compound have become popular in recent years. But a lack of regulation and clear federal standing have caused some states to ban it.


Nail Salon Workers Are Transforming Their Industry After the Pandemic

Wage theft, long hours, and a lack of personal protective equipment have plagued nail technicians for decades. But there’s a growing worker-led movement for change.