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The pandemic labor market through the eyes of Philly’s immigrant restaurant workers

The lack of social safety net in the undocumented immigrant community pushed many people towards other professions. At the same time, the higher vacancies in restaurants created newfound leverage in salary negotiations for some who have remained.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Pittsburgh restaurants battle red tape to get federal COVID funding only to have the money snatched away

Nationally, the Small Business Administration withheld funding from 2,965 applicants who initially had been approved to receive the money..

By An-Li Herring/WESA

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‘A political football’: Philly bars and restaurants mourn loss of cocktails-to-go

Restaurants and bars that increasingly relied on cocktails to cover pandemic-induced budget gaps are heading back to the drawing board, or just accepting their losses.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY