2011 ROC-United National Convening in COLORSLINES

2011 ROC-UNITED CONVENING in COLORSLINES BY RINKU SEN at COLORLINES "I was with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, of which I am on the board, for their annual membership convening in Chicago. ROC-United is a deeply multiracial organization, reflecting the full range of people working in the industry. The organization focuses on high-end restaurants, where most front-of-the-house workers are white, and most back-of-the-house workers are immigrants. In addition to those folks, it also organizes black workers who are shut out of high-end restaurants altogether and largely relegated to fast food. ROC-United members helped me identify markers of equity and inclusion within organizations, which is key to generating equity and inclusion out in the world. So here are three signs you’re on the right track..."
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National Day of Action Gets Major Media Coverage

The National Day of Action was covered by over a dozen national and local media sources. Below is a listing of the most relevant ones. Media: Time - http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/17/remember-to-tip-report-shows-waiters-are-underpaid-overworked-and-unequally-treated/ Labor Notes - http://labornotes.org/2011/02/restaurant-employees-call-higher-wages-tipped-workers Daily Kos - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/16/945486/-Minority-restaurant-workers-get-the-shaft- Miami Herald -…

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