With all of the organic and local items on menus, it has never been a better time to eat in our country. At the same time, this may be the worst time in a long time to be a restaurant worker. The wages of restaurant workers in Philadelphia have declined by 11% since 2003 and nationally, the tipped minimum wage hasn’t increased since 1991. Yesterday, five former workers from a popular Philadelphia sushi restaurant announced that they had reached a $40,000 settlement with their employer, showing a growing food worker movement a powerful example of how they can get organized and win.
We are so excited to announce that ROC United has been selected for the Food Tank and James Beard Foundation’s 2016 Good Food Organization Guide! This guide, now in its third year, highlights 1,000 organizations making a big difference in the food system. We are truly honored to have been chosen, and to be among such incredible company!
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