Podcast: “The Working Class and the Upper Class During the Shutdown”

Check out this interview Unite Here Philly Local 274 member Marvin Spratley (interview starts at 22:30 minutes in):

ESPN: “Sudden vanishing of sports due to coronavirus will cost at least $12 billion, analysis says”

Philly stadium workers are included in this ESPN article: “‘Some people think this is like pocket change or work for folks in high school or college. It’s not,’ said Rosslyn Wuchinich, president of UNITE HERE Local 274, which represents 2,500 concession workers at 76ers, Flyers and Eagles games in Philadelphia. ‘These are people supporting families on this income. This crisis is a deep, deep financial crisis for low-wage workers.'”

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Chicago Sun Times: Union calls on hotels to continue paying laid-off workers

“The union representing 7,600 Chicago hotel workers called on the industry Monday to continue paying laid-off members, saying the cutoff of paychecks is costing the city’s neighborhoods $5 million in lost earnings per week…”

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Orlando Sentinel: Orlando airport workers file OSHA complaint against HMS Host

HMS Host workers at the Orlando airport file OSHA complaint for unsafe working condition:

“Workers at many of Orlando International Airport’s restaurants say management kept them in the dark about what to do or how to protect themselves as coronavirus cases grew around them, infecting nearly a dozen TSA workers…”

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The Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘I feel like I’ve been benched’

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles 9 people in the Philly region, including a PHL OTG worker.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘It’s like we are just a piece of garbage’

The Philadelphia Inquirer, featuring UNITE HERE Local 274 members talking about challenges under COVID-19.  Read More…