The Guardian: ‘Everything Went to Hell:’ Stadium Workers on the US Sports Shutdown

Article featuring Unite Here Local 274 member Randi Trent:

“…Randi Trent (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): “I’m a server at the Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia 76ers. I’ve worked at the stadium for the past 19 years. I love my job. I feed the press box, the cameramen, and work the VIP lounge…”

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The New York Times: 1,200 Airport Workers in N.Y.C. Area Abruptly Laid Off With No Severance

Shame on OTG! OTG is the largest food service employer at PHL and has refused to even talk to their workers about sudden loss of income and health insurance from COVID-19 lay-offs.


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, even though she wasn’t on the schedule and her hours were already cut…”

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