Restaurant Workers Call on Congress: Save Our Federal Unemployment Benefits!
The restaurant industry employs millions across the United States and is in unique danger from COVID-19 and the economic crisis. According to the National Restaurant Association, 15.6 million people work in the restaurant industry, and many of their jobs are at risk. Independent restaurants are particularly vulnerable. The Independent Restaurant Coalition reports, “without further assistance, Congress risks leaving 11 million Americans who work in independent restaurants unemployed.”