May 21 is National Waiters and Waitresses Day. As the COVID-19 pandemic shifts the way the restaurant industry operates and as many workers are facing hardship as establishments around New York shutter their doors, certain resources may be available to restaurant industry workers during this difficult time, including our blog on Things Restaurant Workers Should Know About Their Rights During Coronavirus Crisis.
Additional community resources may be available, including:
• Restaurant Worker Solidarity NYC has created a Facebook page meant to provide resources, gather supplies, offer knowledge, childcare, and help navigate the system or even just a place to vent about the stress of dealing with the personal and economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
• Mutual Aid Fund for Service Workers — For service workers that have lost income because of COVD-19. DM @adivarshneya or @ohohohophelo with your name, money sharing handle, email, and phone number.
• Resources for Undocumented Workers — For undocumented workers in NY who have been affected by COVID-19, we have complied a list of resources that can be found here.