Local Unions and Advocacy Groups Call On The Morial Convention Center To Release Reserves To Support Hospitality Workers

A coalition of 21 local unions, advocacy organizations and other groups are calling on the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center to release $100 million out of its unrestricted cash reserves to support hospitality industry workers who are out of work due to the coronavirus crisis. Read the story by The LENS here:

Coalition of 21 groups calls on Convention Center to use $100 million from cash reserves to support hospitality workers

COVID-19: New Resource Fund for Hospitality Workers

United Way of Southeast Louisiana has just announced a new resource available for hospitality workers facing additional economic hardships due to COVID-19 shutdowns.

Information about the fund, which is meant to provide a small measure of support to the 72,000 workers in New Orleans’ lucrative hospitality and tourism industry, as well as eligibility guidelines and a link to apply for relief funds, may be found here: https://www.unitedwaysela.org/hospitalitycares

Town Hall on COVID-19

Our friends at the Power Coalition are hosting a town hall for information on life in the time of COVID-19. Ask questions. Find answers. Engage in community.