With Florida's hotel workers still jobless, unions pivot to canvass for Democrats

MIAMI — Before the coronavirus pandemic, Ketty Toussaint Rene kept her hands busy every day working the same way she had for three years scrubbing dishes at the largest hotel in Miami-Dade County for a little more than $13 an hour. Now, she says her knuckles are so sore from knocking on doors that she has resorted to carrying around a 2-inch white piece of stone she found at home to do the knocking for her.Toussaint Rene is one of thousands of the state’s hospitality workers who were laid off in March when the pandemic decimated South Florida’s hotel industry, leaving a majority of minimum wag…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly