6 results for tag: restaurant workers


“It’s Devastating”: Restaurant Employees Struggle to Pay Rent, Bills

By Jada Montemarano April 2, 2020 We are officially into April, which means rent is due and bills need to be paid. Many workers -- particularly those in the restaurant industry -- have been laid off or are enduring reduced hours, which makes it difficult to keep up with payments. Olive Restobar is just one restaurant that is trying its best to help its employees at the beginning of a new month. It may look like a small grocery store, but Carlos Celis is actually shopping at the Olive Restobar where he works as a bartender. The best part: it's all free. Celis can bring fresh meat, veggies, and milk home to his family who are struggling ...

Restaurant workers on how their lives have been changed by the coronavirus

Many servers, baristas, and bartenders have already been laid off. Now they’re looking to the government for help. By Gaby Del | Mar 24, 2020, 7:10am EDT As the coronavirus spreads to more and more cities in the US, restaurants across the country are scaling back their services — or shutting their doors altogether — to help slow the spread of the disease. Some cities, including San Francisco, have ordered all non-essential businesses to close indefinitely. In some cases, this means bars and restaurants can stay open, but only for takeout and delivery (which have been classified as essential). This precaution cuts down on foot traffic but ...

Amazon’s coronavirus plan: Hire displaced restaurant workers, raise hourly pay

By Jonathan Capriel March 16, 2020 Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has its own economic stimulus plan for the global pandemic that has ground the economy to a near halt: Give laid-off and furloughed hospitality workers jobs delivering Prime packages. The e-commerce company will hire an additional 100,000 workers in the United States and temporarily boost wages for current employees by $2 per hour, Amazon said late Monday. Amazon's minimum wage sits at $15 per hour for fulfillment and delivery workers, and it will increase to $17 per hour through April under the new initiative. Tens of thousands of part- and full-time delivery and fulfillm...

Coronavirus response a ‘vast experiment’ that’s changing U.S. workplaces

By Edward Lempien March 17, 2020 While health leaders and policymakers race to limit the spread of COVID-19, the emerging crisis is having a dramatic impact on millions of healthy Americans — in restaurants, offices, taxicabs, classrooms and other places where they work. Just yesterday, six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area issued a shelter-in-place order, effectively closing all non-essential enterprises. In the Bay Area and beyond, employees are being assigned to work remotely, using technology to stay connected to their work and co-workers. But others — in restaurants and service industries, for example — have to be on the ...

Restaurant workers rally in Manhattan for a more equal ‘One Fair Wage’ plan

By Todd Maisel February 3, 2020 “One Fair Wage” isn’t very fair to everyone, protesters charged while picketing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Midtown Manhattan office on Tuesday. The “One Fair Wage” plan, which Cuomo recently enacted through executive order, guarantees a full minimum wage with tips to all employees except restaurant workers. Read More