Jun 30, 2020
AMC delays US theater openings as it waits for summer blockbusters
This news has been received from: CNN
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.
New York (CNN Business)AMC Theatres is pushing back its reopening by two weeks after movie studios further delayed two summer blockbuster premieres that could be key to getting people to come back to theaters.The decision comes as several states are considering or reimplementing some coronavirus shutdown measures as cases surge in much of the country. The theater chain had planned to begin a multi-phase reopening on July 15, with the goal of being fully operational by July 24. Now, AMC (AMC) will begin the reopening process with 450 US theaters on July 30, and aims to have nearly all 600 of its US theaters fully up and running by "early August," the company said Monday.
News Source: CNN
Protesting IDES Delays Works For Chicago Woman Outside Pilsen Unemployment Office
CHICAGO (CBS) — A personal and deeply emotional look at the on-going frustrations of some still trying to navigate Illinois’ unemployment system.
In the blazing sun outside, a woman was in Pilsen to get the attention of unemployment workers. She had a sign and a fold out chair.
And it worked.
But for many it has not.
“I just want to get back to my job,” said Angel Brewer-Bass. She was furloughed from her retail position back in March.
“I’m beyond frustrated,” she said.
So she positioned herself outside the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) because she hasn’t received an unemployment check in four months. That despite filing, calling and messaging.
Like her patience, her savings is running out.
“I haven’t received any communication about a check,” she said. And she’s not alone.
Just after speaking with CBS 2, she finally spoke with someone who could help. The bureaucracy ended — in tears. Overcome with emotion from a call, state funds were finally on their way.
Back in late April CBS 2 reported Illinois had more than 170 workers at the IDES call center. That’s far fewer than Michigan’s 500, Ohio’s 1,600 or New York’s 3,000.
“I just feel like if I hadn’t decided to that I was going to protest and I decided to call the news and I hadn’t decided to do all of this nothing would have happened. I would have certified tomorrow stared at the screen and still had zero dollars in my bank account.
CBS 2 reached out to IDES about how many call center employees are helping. No update yet. Weeks ago, the agency said more than 500 were taking calls and processing claims, with an additional 562 in the virtual call center.