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The Employer Mentality

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On June 3, 2021
I wonder if there’s something employers could do to get workers into available jobs? Imagine….what if there was an incentive such as higher wages or better hours that could convince empowered workers to labor? Shocking I know. Anyway, one thing that’s fascinating to watch here is how employers think about all these things now that […]

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

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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Worker Safety in Fast Food

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On March 18, 2015
This report shows just how unsafe working conditions are in the fast food industry. 79 percent of fast food workers were burned in the last year and 58 percent received multiple burns. Given the relatively open kitchen of the fast food restaurant, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why as there is 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 legislation in American history, they are claiming it will cost jobs. But sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up: Mason Green, […]

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 than pore over flaws that paled next to Trotter’s virtuosity, it’s time to admit that the real culprit is a restaurant culture that dishes […]
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