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Andrea Hsu

Labor and Workplace Correspondent

Andrea Hsu is NPR's labor and workplace correspondent.

Hsu first joined NPR in 2002 and spent nearly two decades as a producer for All Things Considered. Through interviews and in-depth series, she's covered topics ranging from America's opioid epidemic to emerging research at the intersection of music and the brain. She led the award-winning NPR team that happened to be in Sichuan Province, China, when a massive earthquake struck in 2008. In the coronavirus pandemic, she reported a series of stories on the pandemic's uneven toll on women, capturing the angst that women and especially mothers were experiencing across the country, alone. Hsu came to NPR via National Geographic, the BBC, and the long-shuttered Jumping Cow Coffee House.

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A new federal rule requires hospitals and other high-risk health care settings to implement COVID-19 safety measures, including providing personal protective equipment to workers, ensuring proper ventilation and giving workers paid time off to get vaccinated. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Renuka Iyer, chief human resources officer for the World Resources Institute, sits in an empty office. The environmental nonprofit's staff has been working remotely since March 2020. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Working In Sweatpants May Be Over As Companies Contemplate The Great Office Return

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Katherine Gaines stands in front of her childhood home in Washington, D.C. She moved back in two years ago to help care for her mother, who has Alzheimer's disease. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Millions Of Women Haven't Rejoined The Workforce — And May Not Anytime Soon

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OSHA Was Expected To Issue Emergency Rules Around COVID-19 Safety. It Still Hasn't.

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Nicole McGrew, wearing a mask by the designer N'omose Couture, says she'll require customers to mask up in her store for a short time longer. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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As Mask Mandates Disappear, Business Owners Make And Enforce Their Own Rules

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Business Owners Have Decisions To Make After New CDC Mask Guidance

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Hours Before Nursing Home Workers Strike, Governor Says Basic Agreement Has Been Met

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Thea Lee was named head of the Labor Department's Bureau of International Labor Affairs, which enforces trade commitments and investigates forced labor and child labor around the world. U.S. Department of Labor hide caption

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'Radio Diaries' Creator Looks Back On 25 Years Of The Project

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John Kerry Discusses Biden's Pledge To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Women Are Leading Biden's Economic Recovery Plan For The Country And Other Women

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In his role as a senior trainer with Hollaback!, Dax Valdes talks about the Five Ds, tactics bystanders can utilize when witnessing harassment or disrespect. Dax Valdes hide caption

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In Response To Anti-Asian Hate Incidents, Groups Step Up Trainings For Bystanders

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