Hospitality labor union projects 90% of members could lose jobs over coronavirus

Hospitality labor union projects 90% of members could lose jobs over coronavirus

A leading labor union for hospitality workers said Wednesday that it expects 80% to 90% of its 300,000 members to be out of work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ’Workers face potential loss of their health care, they will be food insecure, they’ll face housing insecurity,’ Unite Here International President Donald ’D.’ Taylor said. ’Workers generally still don’t have sick leave available to them.’

Chris
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John Wilson
John Wilson 1 weeks

they should probably be used in food delivery or distribution. people still need things. we can't have people crowding Walmart or Costco. delivery only or drive up pickup only. no damn lines

M. Schlegel
M. Schlegel 1 weeks

As tragic as that is, losing the job in this business is kinda relative. They are fast to fire but also fast to hire again once tourism etc. goes up again. The more important question is: why is this a problem? It is a problem because those workers mostly have no savings and no other mechanisms to keep them economically afloat in a crisis. And while we’ll see about the numbers after the crisis up to 90% sounds high to me. No expert here though.

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