The Nats’ Opening Day -- originally scheduled for today -- has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the union representing the folks at Nationals Park who pour the beer, prepare food and sell merchandise “stand to get nothing unless the MLB and the Nationals take action.” Major League Baseball reportedly will make $1 million per team available to pay stadium workers, but UNITE HERE Local 23 says that so far the Nationals have not committed to pay the 1,200 sub-contracted workers employed by Levy Restaurants. The cost of paying the out-of-work concessions workers “pales in comparison to the $39.5 million average profit teams made in 2019,” says Local 23. Workers are calling on the league and the Nationals to commit to pay its subcontracted food service workers for the first 40 home games they’re likely to miss. Click here to sign the petition.
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