Governor Newsom needs to stand with the hundreds of thousands of workers across the state who depend on these jobs to provide for their families.

I’ve served dinner at weddings and banquets at the Omni La Costa in San Diego for more than 30 years. COVID-19 canceled everyone’s plans and I am laid off.

We humbly ask that you talk to us—the workers—who clean, cook, and protect in our public spaces.

As a mom of five kids I’m asking Gov. Newsom sign AB 3216 to ensure that hundreds of thousands of workers like me have the opportunity to return to their job once the pandemic is over.

I was a valet attendant at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont for 40 years, until COVID-19 cost all of us our jobs.

I had been a server at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose for 17 years, but I was laid off after COVID-19.

We the workers aren’t asking for a bailout or a handout. We simply want the opportunity to return to the same jobs we’ve served in for decades.

We’re together on this, and we’re fighting for our rights.

At a time when there is so much uncertainty, knowing that we will be recalled when possible would go a long way to ease our stress and anxiety.