What Has the Vaccine Rollout Been Like for Restaurant Workers?
Cities across the country have struggled with the speed, efficiency, and equity of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. This episode examines the logistics, workplace politics, and questions of fairness that have accompanied the vaccine distribution for restaurant workers.
One Year Later: Audio Diaries from the First Frightening Weeks of Shutdown
As we mark the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, now is a time to reflect on what we've endured. The audio I'm sharing today was collected in those first weeks of the pandemic, when restaurants, bars, and cafes sat dark and quiet across the nation.
Why Did Essential Workers Strike at Hunts Point?
Hunts Point is the country’s largest wholesale produce market and it’s in the South Bronx. Workers there voted to strike on Sunday, January 17th. This past Saturday, after six days on the picket line, they popped champagne to celebrate their agreement with management on a new contract.
How Can Eaters and Restaurants Have a Safe Thanksgiving?
Due to the increasing number of covid cases across the US, the CDC has recommended that people celebrate the holiday with people in their own households. This means, the best advice is to forgo both traveling and gathering extended families and friends.
Does COVID-19 Make a Stronger Argument for Universal School Lunch?
Last month, FERN.org (The Food and Environment Reporting Network) reported that “school meal programs have lost more than $483 million so far during the pandemic.” What exactly is going on here, and why does this situation make the case for universal free school lunch?