03/26/2015 09:08 am ET Updated Mar 26, 2015

How Sleep Became A Social Justice Issue


Maria Fernandes worked three jobs, at three different Dunkin’ Donuts stores in New Jersey. She napped when she could, often in her car between shifts. She tended to sleep with the engine running, and kept a container full of fuel in the back in case she ran out. On August 25th 2014, the container had accidentally overturned and the car filled with fumes while she slept. Fernandes, 32, died there, still wearing her uniform.

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