Chicago Restaurant Workers Push For More Protections As Businesses Reopen

As restaurants and bars ease into Phase 4 of Chicago and Illinois’ reopening plan, some workers don’t feel safe returning to work.

Chicago Restaurant Workers Push For More Protections As Businesses Reopen
People chat with each other with social distance outside of a coffee shop in Winnetka, Ill., Tuesday, June 23, 2020. As of June 26, under Phase 4 of Illinois' reopening plan, restaurants can seat parties up to 10 people for indoor dining and drinking. AP Photo
Chicago Restaurant Workers Push For More Protections As Businesses Reopen
People chat with each other with social distance outside of a coffee shop in Winnetka, Ill., Tuesday, June 23, 2020. As of June 26, under Phase 4 of Illinois' reopening plan, restaurants can seat parties up to 10 people for indoor dining and drinking. AP Photo

Chicago Restaurant Workers Push For More Protections As Businesses Reopen

As restaurants and bars ease into Phase 4 of Chicago and Illinois’ reopening plan, some workers don’t feel safe returning to work.

Amid recent spikes in COVID-19, some states that reopened bars and restaurants are reversing course. Here in Illinois, local businesses are allowed to offer indoor dining — but only at 25% capacity so tables can be distanced six feet apart.

Reset checks in with restaurant workers who don’t feel safe returning to work and who are pushing for more protections from the city and state during the pandemic.

GUESTS: Don Woolf, Chicago restaurant worker

Chris King, member of Chicago Restaurant Workers

Raeghn Draper, member of Chicago Restaurant Workers