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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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Ahmad Zai Ahmadi began interpreting for U.S. forces in Afghanistan when he was a teenager. Since coming to the U.S. as a recipient of a special immigrant visa, he has mainly relied on gig work to support his family. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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He Was An Interpreter For U.S. Forces In Afghanistan And Now He's Driving For Uber

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The Jobs That Await Afghans In The U.S. Are Often Far Below Their Skill Level

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What Businesses Are Saying About Biden's New Vaccine Mandate

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Biden's Vaccine Rule Covers Two-Thirds Of American Workers

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Biden Took A Tougher Stance Against People Resisting The Vaccine In Speech

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United Airlines has mandated that all U.S. employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. Those granted exemptions will be put on leave. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Norma Jasso, 62, sped up retirement plans after her daughter asked for help with a new baby. She stands with a highchair her father had commissioned from a shop in Sinaloa, Mexico. Her daughters used it and now her grandson will too. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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These Older Workers Hadn't Planned To Retire So Soon. The Pandemic Sped Things Up

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Alice Gomez and Maria Ramos work at Dr. Bronner's soap factory in Vista, Calif. The company is doing weekly coronavirus testing but still wants all its workers vaccinated. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Employers Want You To Get Vaccinated. This One Is Offering A $1,000 Bonus

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People do yoga on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., on March 23. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Noncompete Agreements Are Everywhere, Even Neighborhood Yoga Studios

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Latoya Beatty, owner of Little Pandas Learn-N-Play in Martinsburg, W.Va., has had trouble hiring day care teachers. She recently raised her starting wage from $10 an hour to $12. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Daycare Is Costly In The U.S. — So Is Biden's Plan To Fix It

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Why Noncompetes Have Some Yoga Instructors Off Balance

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Dies At 72

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