This Friday, celebrate the momentum of our national policy campaign, One Fair Wage, over a delicious breakfast with ROC staff, Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of ROC United, Catherine Barnett, ROC-NY’s new Executive Director, and special guest, Eve Ensler, renowned feminist, Tony award winning playwright, and founder of One Billion Rising and V-Day!
Every year, on 2/13, February 13th, ROC takes action to highlight the rate of the federal tipped minimum wage — it has been frozen at $2.13 an hour for the past 24 years!
Today, it’s more clear than ever that rampant sexual harassment at restaurants isn’t random or “just part of the job” but a direct result of the unfair two-tiered wage system that forces a predominantly female workforce to live entirely off tips. The fact that countless millions of women will have their first job as a waitress, or work in the restaurant industry at some point in their lives, means this issue matters to all of us — and especially all women.
Where: COLORS at 417 Lafayette Street, New York, NY (Between E. 4th St. & Astor Place)
When: 8am – 10am, Friday, February 13th
Who: ROC staff, Saru Jayaraman, special guest Eve Ensler, and announcing ROC-NY’s new Executive Director, Catherine Barnett!
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