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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 employer actions are incredibly damaging to workers’ lives. You should read Shaun Richman and Moshe Marvit’s New York Times […]

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 payche

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Massachusetts is trying to do something about its tipped minimum wage. It raised it in a recent bill all the way to $3.75 an hour by 2017. To say the least that’s not good enough. A new bill has been introduced in the state legislature to eliminate the tipped minimum wage by 2022. That’s a […]

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 incl

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

Racism in the Restaurant Industry

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On October 29, 2014
This probably won’t surprise you, but Restaurant Opportunity Centers United, the labor organization fighting for labor rights in the restaurant industry, has released a report showing the vast racial disparities between whites and African-Americans in the restaurants of several cities: The study from the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, based in New York, concluded that workers […]

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 wo

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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