Local food service workers have been among the hardest-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anthony Randolph is a longtime food service worker and a member of UNITE HERE Local 23 who’s been a leader in organizing his fellow workers, especially in response to the pandemic. WPFW reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns caught up with Anthony recently. “During this crisis, we are actually reaching out to all the food service contractors such as Sodexo, Compass, Aramark asking them to continue paying into their medical and to the pension contribution. And at the same time, we're reaching out to the client, which is at the university level, like at Howard, or at American university or at Georgetown university, asking them to support us as well, because at the end of the day, the workers didn't ask for (the pandemic) and at the same time, these corporations are getting all kinds of subsidies, so we're like, they're not losing, it's the hourly employees that's losing.”
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