“We’re fighting for our survival.”
April 9, 2020 11:15 AM   Subscribe

“Many unions will suffer during the coronavirus crisis, but the situation facing Unite Here is particularly acute. Nearly all of its members are in industries — not just hotels and casinos, but also providing food services for universities, airlines, airports and sports stadiums — that have been ravaged by the pandemic. Two months ago, Taylor could boast that the organization had never seen better days. Today, a staggering 98% of Unite Here’s 307,000 members are out of work, he said.“
posted by The Whelk (3 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

I think we'll need an umbrella unemployment thread. The numbers I'm seeing are staggering.
posted by Mrs Potato at 11:36 AM on April 9, 2020 [1 favorite]

Sounds like a pivot toward industrial unionism is in order.
posted by eviemath at 5:10 PM on April 9, 2020

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