We are nearly 25,000 restaurant workers, over 200 high-road employers, thousands of engaged consumers united for raising restaurant industry standards.

Our Mission

To improve wages and working conditions for our nation's 14 million restaurant workers.


ROC Denounces Racism After Charlottesville & Reclaims The Moral Center

ROC Denounces Racism After Charlottesville & Reclaims the Moral Center

On behalf of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of the brave Heather…

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Unity And Empowerment At Inaugural Women In The Workforce Breakfast

Unity and Empowerment at inaugural Women in the Workforce Breakfast

This week, ROC United and ROC-Boston held the inaugural Women in the Workplace Breakfast. The event offered a unique opportunity…

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United Against Hate In The Restaurant Industry

United against hate in the restaurant industry

The past year has a seen dangerous, xenophobic rhetoric flood our national discourse. Such an atmosphere puts many of our…

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Op-ed: Austin, TX Restaurateur Calls For One Fair Wage

op-ed: Austin, TX Restaurateur Calls for One Fair Wage

At just $2.13 at the federal level, the tipped minimum wage forces our brothers and sisters in the restaurant industry…

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COLORS Restaurants Model A Better, Fairer Restaurant Industry

COLORS Restaurants model a better, fairer restaurant industry

For over a decade, ROC United has been committed to promoting a restaurant industry that is fair, ethical, and strong.…

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One Fair Wage Forges Stronger Restaurant Industry In Minneapolis

One Fair Wage forges stronger restaurant industry in Minneapolis

Despite an unprecedented misinformation campaign by the National Restaurant Association, those employed in Minneapolis' restaurant industry seized a monumental victory…

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HBO's Westworld star Thandie Newton joins ROC United and calls for an end to the legacy of slavery.
It's time to end the unfair two-tiered wage system for tipped workers.

Tipped workers of America suffer an abysmally low federal minimum wage of only $2.13/hr.

This wage hasn’t changed in nearly 30 years. The lower wage for tipped workers is a holdover from slavery.

It’s time for one fair wage; it’s time to eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers.

It’s time for higher wages and better benefits in the restaurant industry. Click here or join the fight at www.1fairwage.com.


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