As Hotels And Restaurants Suffer, Some Offer Innovation And Hope

Virus Outbreak Illinois
Associated Press
Virus Outbreak Illinois
Associated Press

As Hotels And Restaurants Suffer, Some Offer Innovation And Hope

Leisure and hospitality businesses are suffering due to COVID-19, but many in the industry are fighting — and getting creative — to survive.

Reset hears from a hotel union that’s working to help its Chicago-based workers survive job losses and a local chef who is helping provide mutual aid for others in her industry as COVID-19 continues to force restaurants and other food businesses to close.

GUESTS: Karen Kent, president of UNITE HERE Local 1, which represents hotel and other hospitality workers in Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Jennifer Kim, former chef at Passerotto, creator of alternative economy