1 Article by: Sandy Barnard

Sandy Barnard is a member of Chicago Democratic Socialists of America who has worked in housing and progressive policy.

Service Workers Aren’t Lazy — They Just Don’t Want to Risk Dying for Minimum Wage

Restaurant and bar owners whining about the difficulty of finding workers to toil for low wages and no benefits never seem to consider the possibility of raising those wages and benefits to try to attract such workers. But they’re also ignoring something more basic: the coronavirus pandemic wiped out an enormous swath of the restaurant workforce.