Restaurant Workers in Colorado Protest Demanding Fairness
This is one topic that hits close to home as my father was a restaurant manager my entire life. I often spent hours in the back of the house at restaurants making friends with staff members or helping with side work to make a few dollars. It's just tough to see so many hard-working people across our state who want to get up and go to work but cannot because of this pandemic and restrictions put in place by our government.
We got the news from CBS 4, that restaurant workers in Summit County took to the streets last night after the county was shut down for all indoor dining on Sunday night.
Many of the people protesting normally work multiple jobs just to pay the bills and keep the lights on for their families, so to be out of work especially right before the holidays is one of the worst things that could happen to them. It's bad enough to think about Christmas gifts around the corner but for most of these families, it's past that, right now it's about keeping the lights on and keeping food in the refrigerator and pantry.
While to-go orders help a little bit, most servers make just a tiny fraction of what they would normally make for a regular shift.
This is such a tough situation. I understand the frustration of these restaurant workers when they see Wal-Mart and other retail giants open and people not following the rules. But local health officials are doing what they think is best to protect the community during a pandemic. I'm not sure anyone knows what the best solution is right now but it's clear that frustration levels are hitting an all-time high.