Episode 3 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.
- A feature examining the struggles of food service workers through a conversation with Pittsburgh representatives of the nonprofit organization The Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC). Nathan Ruggles talks with organizer and former server Bobbit Linskens, and local barista and member of ROC, Abbey Rideout. Topics in this multipart interview include their experiences on the job, the issues they and other workers in the industry have been facing, the particular challenges for restaurant workers under a pandemic, the work ROC has done to help struggling workers, and their hopes for the future. (Part 2 will appear in a special bonus episode!)
- A spotlight on upcoming free online events hosted by the Battle of Homestead Foundation. Communication Manager Larry McCollough provides the latest. The episode closes (as always) with a song selected by Larry, this time inspired by the restaurant worker: “Compliments of Your Waitress” from eclectic English band Chumbawanda (known for their 1997 hit “Tubthumping.”)
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