Publications

Racial and Gender Equity

    Building the High Road to Racial Equity: Addressing Implicit Bias in the San Francisco Bay Area Restaurant Industry, May 2019

     Adding Racial Equity to the Menu: An Equity Toolkit for Restaurant Employers, January 2018

     Behind the Kitchen Door: Extreme Inequality and Opportunity in Houston’s Vibrant Restaurant Economy, November 2015

     Ending Jim Crow in America’s Restaurants: Racial and Gender Occupational Segregation in the Restaurant Industry, October 2015

     The Great Service Divide: Occupational Segregation and Inequality in the US Restaurant Industry, October 2014

     Realizing The Dream: How the Minimum Wage Impacts Racial Equity in the Restaurant Industry and In America, June 2013

     Blacks in the Restaurant Industry Brief, January 2012

     Tipped Over the Edge – Gender Inequity in the Restaurant Industry, February 2012

One Fair Wage

     Better Wages, Better Tips: Restaurants Flourish With One Fair Wage, February 2018

     The Case for Phasing Out Maine’s Subminimum Wage for Tipped Workers, October 2016

     The Case for Eliminating the Tipped Minimum Wage in Washington, D.C., May 2016

Childcare

     NIGHTCARE: The Growing Challenge for Parents on the Late Shift, December 2016

Tipped Workers

     The Gig is Up: The New Gig Economy and the Threat of Subminimum Wages, March 2019

     State of Tipped Restaurant Workers in the United States, January 1, 2019

     Tipped Over: Employer Liability in a Two-Tiered Wage State, June 2016

     The High Cost of Getting Paid: How Payroll Cards Cost Darden Employees, May 2016

     Working Below the Line: How the Subminimum Wage for Tipped Restaurant Workers Violates International Human Rights Standards, December 2015

Restaurant Industry

     Looming Recession Will Not Stop Restaurant Growth But Could Hurt Workforce, August 2019

     Stop the Other NRA — Trump and the National Restaurant Association: Scheming to Undermine Wages, Public Health, and Worker Rights, May 2017

     Secretary of Labor Violations?: The Low Road Business Model of CKE Restaurants, Inc.’s Andrew Puzder, January 2017

     Behind the Kitchen Door: The Promise and Denial of Boston’s Growing Restaurant Industry, October 2016

     Behind the Kitchen Door: The Promise of Opportunity in the San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area Restaurant Industry, June 2016

     Picking up the NRA’s Tab: The Public Cost of Low Wages in the Restaurant Industry, April 2015

     Darden: At the Drop of a Dime, October 2014

     The Other NRA: Unmasking the Agenda of the National Restaurant Association, April 2014

     Impact of Raising the Subminimum Wage on Restaurant Sales and Employment, March 2014

     The Third Shift: Child Care Needs and Access for Working Mothers in Restaurants, July 2013

     Behind the Kitchen Door: The Hidden Reality of Philadelphia’s Thriving Restaurant Industry, October 2012

     A Dime A Day: The Impact of Miller/Harkin Minimum Wage Proposal on the Price of Food, October 2012

     Dining Out, Dining Healthy: The Link Between Public Health and Working Conditions in New York City’s Restaurant Industry, April 2006

     Backed into the Corner: Serving While Sick in Miami-Dade, August 2012

     Darden’s Decision: Which Future for Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Capital Grille? October 2012

Sexual Harassment

     Our Tips Belong To Us: Overcoming the NRA’s Attempt to Steal Workers’ Tips, Perpetuate Sexual Harassment, & Maintain Racial Exploitation, October 2017

     The Glass Floor: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry, October 2014

High-Road Restaurants

      High Road 2.0: A National Study of Human Resource Practices, Turnover, and Customer Service in the Restaurant Industry, January 2014

      Taking the High Road: A How-To Guide for Successful Restaurant Employers, January 2012