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This is good news: Workers at a trio of well-regarded pizzerias in Austin, Texas, did something on Thursday rarely seen in local, stand-alone restaurants: They informed their managers that they intend to form a union. The workers from Via 313, an Austin-born restaurant group that dishes up Detroit-style pizza, have been organizing with Restaurant Workers […]

Just Cause Firing

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On February 13, 2019

One of the biggest problems workers face is that employers can fire them for any reason. This should not exist. Of course, this is at the center of why every worker should have a union. Capricious emp

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The Waitress Life

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On October 4, 2015
Waitresses: combining low wages and sexual harassment with the gendered pay gap for a very, very long time. The low wages compounded by the gender wage gap breeds a system of living paycheck to paycheck, which means women cannot do anything to jeopardize receiving their next one – not even report the discrimination or harassment […]

Restaurant Labor App

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On February 16, 2015
Are you interested in eating at restaurants that treat workers well? ROC-United, the restaurant workers’ labor organization with chapters in several cities, has created an app that not only includes the information they have about individual restaurants but also allows crowdsourced information. It’s a work in progress but this could a really useful tool in […]

The Bourgeois Pig

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On December 4, 2014

Chicago just passed a minimum wage increase that will take it to $13 in 2019. Quite reasonable. Business owners are not happy. Shockingly, as business owners have said with every piece of labor legisl

Tipped Minimum Wage

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On May 12, 2014
Once again, there is simply no good reason for the tipped minimum wage to exist. Even when cities and states have raised minimum wages in recent years, they often have continued to place restaurant workers below the standard wage. There is of course one very bad reason for the tipped minimum wage to exist. It […]

Kitchen Labor

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On November 13, 2013

Arun Gupta’s memorial of the recently deceased Chicago chef Charlie Trotter gets at some key issues about restaurant labor and worker abuse in kitchens, especially at the higher end. But rather

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