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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