By SARU JAYARAMAN --This is a special Labor Day for the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC). 2011 is an incredible year – not only the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the origins of our founding, but also the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. We see so many parallels in the incredibly labor movement built in the aftermath of that tragedy, and the restaurant worker movement we are trying to build in the aftermath of 9/11.
The world’s largest full-service restaurant company is a major force in lobbying to block wage increases, paid sick days, and a ton of other common-sense worker-friendly policies that benefit the economy and public health — and this company is so big, you’ve probably been a customer of theirs at least once.
Here’s what you should know:
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