Support millions of restaurant workers fighting for healthy, safe, & fair workplaces.
Karlyn, a server in New Orleans, is an 18-year veteran of the restaurant industry who has spent most her career living off tips because of extremely low hourly wages. Because she can’t afford an apartment of her own, she currently shares a room with her young son at her mother’s house.
Karlyn first became a member of our local chapter in New Orleans (ROC-NOLA) while working as a server at Red Lobster earning just $2.13 per hour. She knew that she shouldn’t have to survive purely on the generosity of customers’ tips, and that something needed to be done to improve her own situation as well as that of her co-workers.
According to surveys of thousands of restaurant workers ROC has conducted across the country, experiences like Karlyn’s are common and widespread.
When you support ROC United, you are making an investment in:
Promoting the high road to profitability through education for workers and restaurant employers to effect sustainable change in the restaurant industry
Fighting poverty of women and children by advocating increasing the appallingly low $2.13 per hour tipped minimum wage for restaurant workers
Advancing a restaurant-worker movement through changing the restaurant industry’s wage stealing practices and promoting restaurants who are taking the high road to profitability.
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If you would like information or have questions, please contact our Development Director at Ariel@rocunited.org