Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Barclays Center recruiting concessions staff; hourly pay now 50 cents above fast-food minimum

The Barclays Center is again recruiting workers, this time Concessions Counter Servers and Cashiers, with a starting pay of $11/hour.

This represents a slight bump up from the $10.50/hour pay revealed last June, which is now the minimum wage for fast-food workers. Previously, there was a larger gap between the arena's $10.50/hour wage and the minimum wage of $8.75 (now $9).

Note that hiring does not at all mean there is an expansion of jobs, just an expansion of the labor pool. And an expanded labor pool is not necessarily good for workers. 

SEIU 32BJ, which represents he security guards, ushers, ticket takers, and event staffers, seeks a renewed contract that guarantees more hours for workers so they can qualify for health insurance. Presumably the concessions workers would also like more hours

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