Union Workers Keep NYC Running During Winter Storm Stella
This week, Winter Storm Stella hit New York City, suspending above-ground train service and keeping many New Yorkers at home for the day. Despite the weather, lots of workers headed to their jobs to keep NYC running. Hard-working New Yorkers from a range of industries including sanitation, maintenance, healthcare, transportation, and hospitality plowed the streets, shoveled the sidewalks and train platforms, responded to emergency calls, kept the power on, and made sure the city was up and running for normal business on Wednesday.
On Broadway, where the show must go on even during the storm, workers including stagehands, dressers, technicians, cleaners, ticket-holders, and performers trudged through the snow to make sure their productions were up and running for live audiences. "If the shows are running, then the workers are there to put them on for the public. If your boss says come in, you come in...we do it in all kinds of weather," said Patricia White, president of Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764 of IATSE.
The NYC CLC extends a warm “thank you” to all the union members who worked through the bad weather!