It seems simple enough: assure workers who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic that they can return once it’s safe to do so. And the DC City Council unanimously passed a bill last week guaranteeing that right for DC workers in local hotels, restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, and contracting jobs. But the Restaurant Association is already quietly working behind the scenes to strip their workers out of the bill, and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has yet to commit to signing it into law. Sign here now to make sure the Council holds the line and keeps the bill from being watered down when it comes up for a final vote next week.
- David Stephen; photo: UNITE HERE 25 members Feven Birhane, Simon Salas, Abdulkarim Ibrahim, and Mario Moreno want the right to return to their jobs as servers at the Omni Shoreham.
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