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To improve wages and working conditions for our nation's 12 million restaurant workers.


NEW REPORT: Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Employees Report High Rates Of Wage And Hour Violations, Age Discrimination, And Sexual Harassment

NEW REPORT: Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder’s employees report high rates of wage and hour violations, age discrimination, and sexual harassment

Today, Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United releases, “Secretary of Labor Violations?: The Low Road Business Model of CKE Restaurants Inc.’s…

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Sanctuary Restaurants Movement Launches To Combat Hate And Harassment At Work

Sanctuary Restaurants Movement Launches to Combat Hate and Harassment at Work

ROC United has joined forces with Presente.org, COLORS Restaurants, and others to launch the Sanctuary Restaurants Movement to resist hate…

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COLORS Restaurants Announce Expansion, New Locations

COLORS Restaurants Announce Expansion, New Locations

NEW LOCATION FOR COLORS–New York We are excited to announce that COLORS–New York is moving new location at 178 Stanton Street…

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A New Year’s Message From Saru Jayaraman

A New Year’s Message from Saru Jayaraman

Dear Friends, We wish everyone a happy, peaceful, and resistance-filled 2017. We know it will not be easy – to…

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Puzzled By Puzder: We Say No To Trump’s Secretary Of Labor Nominee

Puzzled by Puzder: We Say No to Trump’s Secretary of Labor Nominee

Andrew Puzder is an avowed enemy of restaurant industry reforms. As CEO of CKE Restaurants, and a spokesperson of the…

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Open Letter To Donald Trump

Open Letter to Donald Trump

Restaurant owners, take a moment to sign an open letter to Donald Trump in support of immigrant workers in the…

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Urge your Congressperson to stop the nomination of #AntiLaborSecretary Andrew Puzder

Say NO to the #AntiLaborSecretary

Andrew Puzder, nominee for the U.S. Secretary of Labor, is an avowed enemy of workers’ rights. CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., Puzder has demonstrated outright hostility to workers, including those at his own business. Puzder is opposed to paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, equal pay, raising the minimum wage, and extending access to overtime pay–policies we need to keep women and their families afloat. He will no doubt seek to dismantle the already inadequate protections that working people count on.

Click here to tell your Senator, that a vote for confirmation of Andrew Puzder, is a vote against the welfare of American workers. Join us by saying “NO” to the #AntiLaborSecretary.


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