ROC Celebrates Juneteenth

ROC Celebrates Juneteenth

This week we celebrated Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States. It is a day that should be important to all Americans, but it has a particular significance for our industry. The best kept…

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Saru Jayaraman Featured In Bloomberg

Saru Jayaraman Featured in Bloomberg

ROC's Co-Founder and Co-Director, Saru Jayaraman was recently the subject of a fascinating profile piece for Bloomberg Businessweek. In it, Saru relays ROC's origins in the aftermath of the September 11th attack on New York City. The surviving employees of…

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The Fight For One Fair Wage In Maine Continues

The Fight for One Fair Wage in Maine Continues

This week, an unprecedented propaganda campaign—spearheaded by Maine Governor Paul LePage and the NRA—successfully undermined One Fair Wage in Maine. It is a disappointing setback, but it will not discourage us. We will continue to call on Maine's legislators to do…

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THIS Is What Democracy Looks Like!

THIS is what democracy looks like!

Yesterday, ROC-NY travelled to the Albany statehouse to lobby for the passage of legislation that will eliminate the tipped minimum wage and establish a fair living wage for all workers in New York, tipped or untipped. Co-sponsored by State Senator…

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Minneapolis Restaurant Workers Speak Out

Minneapolis Restaurant Workers Speak Out

Restaurant workers and their allies are battling for One Fair Wage in Minneapolis. It has not been easy. The National Restaurant Association (or, as we like to call them, the Other NRA), has launched a nasty misinformation campaign. They have…

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