Entries by bholmes

Crossing Broad: Stadium Complex Food Service Workers are Asking for Help

“Two Fridays ago, Comcast Spectacor and the 76ers announced that they’d be paying employees who work at the Wells Fargo Center for a period of time during the Coronavirus crisis. That includes game night staff, ticket takers, ushers, security, and other personnel who fall within the Comcast or Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment umbrella. It […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Broke in Philly

Article quoting Unite Here Local 274 Committee Member Kat Payne: “’It’s crazy how your life just changes,’ said Katherine Payne, a housekeeper who on Wednesday was told by the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown that her labor would not be needed until at least June. Marriott told her she would receive a full 40-hour paycheck next week, […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Aramark Stock Soars After It Assures Investors

Aramark stock soars in the midst of this crisis while their Philly stadium workers go without pay or benefits: Aramark’s shares soared 41 percent — more than $5 — Thursday after the Philadelphia food-service giant reassured investors on Thursday that it has the financial flexibility to weather the COVID-19 storm…” Read More…