‘We have no safety net’: Fears mount for immigrants during coronavirus crisis
The Hour Insider
By Justin Pappas
In the cramped kitchen of a Spanish restaurant in Bridgeport, cooks, dishwashers and delivery drivers work in close contact with each other with no personal protective equipment, each sacrificing their health in pursuit of a paycheck, according to one employee.
The employee, like some of her co-workers, is undocumented. The 34-year-old Bridgeport woman said employees can bring their own masks, if they have them, but requests to the restaurant’s owners have been met with thinly-veiled threats about them being “replaceable.”