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 12 million restaurant workers.


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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Night Out For Safety And Liberation: Redefine What #SafetyIs For Our Communities

Night Out for Safety and Liberation: Redefine what #SafetyIs for our communities

Far too often, we define safety as protection from violence and crime. However, when the conversation ends there, we ignore…

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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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The CHOW Institute: Changing Lives And Strengthening Our Industry

The CHOW Institute: Changing Lives and Strengthening Our Industry

The COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute is among ROC’s most rewarding programs. CHOW provides in-depth and advanced professional…

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EATER: Inside COLORS, A Restaurant Changing Communities One Worker At A Time

EATER: Inside COLORS, a Restaurant Changing Communities One Worker at a Time

A great piece in Eater shines a spotlight on ROC's COLORS Restaurants, and in particular COLORS—Detroit. Through its CHOW program…

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JULY 1: Some Restaurant Workers Get A Raise!

JULY 1: Some restaurant workers get a raise!

Great news! On July 1, the minimum wage will go up in multiple jurisdictions across the country. Many of those…

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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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