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Closed checks

To their establishments, servers are essential workers who fuel Philly’s food scene. But they aren’t getting compensated for their essential work during the pandemic. So, they’re organizing to fight for fairer pay. | From: Philadelphia Weekly (Read more.)

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How to solve Philly’s affordable housing crisis

Although COVID-19 has put a spotlight on housing inequality, our city had serious housing issues long before the pandemic hit. Now is the time for organizations in the public and private sector to help address this crisis and specifically work towards rectifying the wrongs to Black, brown, Latinx, and communities of color. | From: Plan Philly (Read more.)

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Temple Hospital workers demand hazard pay

About 40 members of District 1199C, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, were joined by state and local officials Tuesday morning on the steps of Temple University Hospital at Broad and Ontario streets to demand hazard pay for the 800 patient-care technicians, attendants and administrative assistants 1199C represents at Temple. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

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City releases COVID-19 racial equity plan

Racial disparities have been evident, in Philadelphia and elsewhere, since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the city’s Department of Public Health released its “Coronavirus Interim Racial Equity Plan” in an attempt to eliminate or shrink those inequities. | From: Metro Philly (Read more.)