10/20/2014 05:45 pm ET Updated Oct 20, 2014

Doctor Says No Overtime; Pregnant Worker's Boss Says No Job

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Angelica Valencia put the doctor’s note in her pocketbook and stepped out of her apartment in the early morning darkness. Then she started praying.

She prayed on the crowded buses and on the subway train that carried her from Queens into the Bronx to the potato-packing plant where she worked. “Please let me keep my job,” she repeated during her two-hour commute. “Please let everything work out.”

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