The Philadelphia Inquirer: Coronavirus Layoffs in the Philly region are hitting hotel, restaurant, and nonprofit workers hard: “It’s Total Annihilation”

“Big employers in the Philadelphia region have announced more than 15 times as many layoffs so far this month than in all of March last year, a microcosm of the massive job losses that the coronavirus pandemic has visited upon the state and the nation…”

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Members of City Council Stand with Stadium Workers!

Members of the Philadelphia City Council stand with stadium workers, calling on Aramark and Philly sports team ownership to do the right thing by laid off workers!

Please read the open letters from Members of City Council to Aramark and the sports teams’ ownership:

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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 leaves a portion of arena workers uncovered, however, the group that works in food and concessions and is employed by Aramark…”

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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…”

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