‘Pay me my worth’: restaurant workers demand livable wages as industry continues to falter

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:00:37 GMT 11

‘Pay me my worth’: restaurant workers demand livable wages as industry continues to falter


Low wages and poor working conditions – as well as unruly customers – combine to keep the food service labor shortage going

After the traumas of widespread economic shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic, America’s restaurant industry is largely open for business again as eateries ranging from high-end bistros to fast-food chains are serving hungry customers.

But behind the full tables and busy kitchens is a story of a sector still in trouble amid the impact of the pandemic, marked by staff shortages, low wages and fears that safety protocols are still not enough to cope with a virus that is still a threat as the more contagious Delta variant spreads across the US.

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