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Full Text of HR0281  102nd General Assembly

HR0281 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives would like to recognize the workers of the
4restaurant and food service industry for their tireless
5efforts during the past year and a half during the COVID-19
6Pandemic; and
 
7    WHEREAS, 2020 and 2021 have presented a very difficult set
8of challenges for those who work in the restaurant and food
9service industry; and
 
10    WHEREAS, Many restaurants have had to shut their doors to
11the general public and send their dedicated workers home
12without the chance of getting a paycheck; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Restaurants and food service has had to adapt to
14the situation and adopt new ways to make their food available
15for carry out and delivery; these changes left those who work
16as hosts, hostesses, waiters, and waitresses without a means
17to earn a paycheck from their place of business; and
 
18    WHEREAS, With an ever-increasing number of people being
19vaccinated, things are starting to improve, and restaurants
20and food services are starting to open their doors to the
21general public to allow people to eat inside; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, The problem that restaurants and food service now
2face is not the lack of customers but rather the lack of
3workers to operate their businesses; and
 
4    WHEREAS, Restaurants and food services in Illinois and
5across the country are facing a staffing shortage crisis that
6impacts every level of their industry; and
 
7    WHEREAS, Without proper staffing, restaurants and food
8services are overwhelmed with orders and customers, resulting
9in a delay in product output to match the customer volume; and
 
10    WHEREAS, Acknowledging the difficult times our service
11industry faces and practicing patience when going to a
12restaurant will ease the transition back to normal; therefore,
13be it
 
14    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
15HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
16we declare the week of May 10 to 14, 2021 as "Restaurant Worker
17Appreciation Week" in the State of Illinois to recognize those
18workers who have been working since the very first day of the
19pandemic and those who continue to work through the
20difficulties of understaffing.