ROC-Los Angeles

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ROC-LA members fight to End Wage Theft

ROC-LA is a local restaurant worker center founded in 2009 that has over 800 restaurant worker members. We build power and voice for restaurant workers in three major ways:


WORKPLACE JUSTICE  – We support restaurant workers in the Los Angeles area who face injustice in their restaurant workplace.  We have helped workers win thousands of dollars in compensation for stolen wages, health and safety protections, paid sick days, raises, respect from management, and much more.

If you have questions or you’d like to find out how you can improve your workplace, contact us.


HIGH ROAD RESTAURANTS – We partner with over 10 responsible restaurant owners in the Los Angeles area to promote best management practices. We work with small casual restaurants, family style restaurants, and fine-dining restaurants.

We also partner with them to offer our restaurant worker members with free restaurant training and job placement services, to help restaurant workers advance to livable wage jobs in the industry. We offer the following classes:

- Introduction to Fine Dining Restaurant Customer Service
– Advanced Fine Dining Serving and Bartending

 If you’d like to register for class, you’re invited to attend an orientation by filling out this form to confirm a date: Registration Form.


POLICY ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH – We advocate to transform the laws to improve the lives of LA’s restaurant workers, and we have conducted the most comprehensive research available on the Los Angeles-area restaurant industry, found in this policy report.

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We have won 3 paid sick days in California, and currently fighting to raise the minimum wage and end wage theft.


MEMBER BENEFITS – Become a member of ROC-LA and enjoy these benefits:

Food Handlers Certification
Fine-Dining Serving and Bartending Classes
Member Photo Identification Card (ID)
Legal Referrals including immigration, domestic violence, workers’ comp
Wage Claim Assistance
Free Healthcare with St. Johns
Know Your Rights Workshops
Industry Networking Events
Resume & Interview Skills-building Workshops


To learn more, contact us to schedule an orientation.



Phone: (213) 380-1020

Address: 1730 West Olympic Blvd, #300 Room K, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Director: Kathy Hoang Email:

 Community Organizer: Sophia Cheng Email:

Workplace Justice Organizer: Manuel Villanueva Email: