Barclays Center to pay employees during shutdown
BY BEN VERDE
The Barclays Center will pay employees
during the coronavirus outbreak
that has halted the NBA season
and suspendeed all other events at the
19,000-seat arena, stadium reps announced
on March 14.
Barclays offi cials announced in
a joint statement with the Brooklyn
Nets that hourly employees will be
paid for the shifts they would have
worked had the season continued as
Barclays Center will pay thier employees while the arena is shuttered due to coronavirus. Photo by Paul Martinka
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“It is our goal to alleviate the hit to
household cash fl ow from work stoppage
for people impacted so they can
pay for necessary expenses such as
rent, food, utilities, and daily necessities,”
offi cials said in a statement. “We
want to let our stadium staff know that
nobody is left behind and we are all in
32BJ, the property services union
that represents many Barclays Center
employees, thanked the stadium for a
move that it said would keep workers
safe during the pandemic.
“Thank you Barclays Center for
standing with vulnerable workers who
keep events at the center running and
safe,” the union tweeted.
Sources within 32BJ, who requested
anonymity to discuss ongoing negotiations
said however that the deal is not fi -
nalized and union reps are still working
out details of the plan.
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