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Working in the Service Industry Always Sucked. During a Pandemic, It’s Unbearable.



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No industry has seen more quitting during the last two years than leisure and hospitality, the Bureau of Labor Statistics category that covers hotels, restaurants, and many other areas of the service economy. These departures, memorialized in the “We all quit” signs in storefronts and beside drive-thrus, drove up wages and opened the door to new benefits.

Here, workers in a field that’s traditionally relied disproportionately on people of color accepting poverty wages explain why they’re striking, quitting, or seeking something better.

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