Blacks In The Industry [Brief]

Blacks in the Industry [Brief]

The potential for the growing restaurant industry to revive a lifeless job market is limited by both bad jobs and racial segregation. The industry’s many poverty-wage jobs are disproportionately held by people of color and the livable-wage jobs, mostly server and bartender positions in fine dining restaurants, are disproportionately held by Whites.
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Behind The Kitchen Door: Inequality & Opportunity In Washington, DC’s Thriving Restaurant Industry

Behind the Kitchen Door: Inequality & Opportunity in Washington, DC’s Thriving Restaurant Industry

In 2011 ROC-DC released Behind the Kitchen Door: Inequality & Opportunity in Washington, DC's Thriving Restaurant Industry, the most comprehensive study of the Washington, DC restaurant industry ever conducted. The research included 510 surveys of restaurant workers, 30 worker interviews, 30 employer interviews, and government data analysis. The findings illustrated the great need for reform that can achieve a sustainable industry in which workers, employers, and diners prosper together.
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Behind The Kitchen Door: Inequality & Opportunity In Los Angeles, The Nation’s Largest Restaurant Industry

Behind the Kitchen Door: Inequality & Opportunity in Los Angeles, the Nation’s Largest Restaurant Industry

In 2011 ROC-LA released Behind the Kitchen Door: Inequality & Opportunity in Los Angeles, the Nation's Largest Restaurant Industry, the most comprehensive study of the Los Angeles restaurant industry ever conducted. The research included 502 surveys of Los Angeles restaurant workers, 30 worker interviews, 33 employer interviews, and government data analysis. The findings illustrated the great need for reform that can achieve a sustainable industry in which workers, employers, and diners prosper together.
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Serving While Sick

Serving While Sick

In 2010 ROC United released Serving While Sick, a national study on health and safety conditions in the restaurant industry.  The report was based on 4,323 worker surveys on general working conditions, 240 employer interviews, 240 worker interviews, 500 worker…

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Waiting On Equality: The Role And Impact Of Gender In The New York City Restaurant Industry

Waiting on Equality: The Role and Impact of Gender in the New York City Restaurant Industry

In 2010, ROC-NY released Waiting on Equality: The Role and Impact of Gender in the New York City Restaurant Industry, an analysis of the barriers that women and LGBT workers race in New York's restaurant industry. The research included 530 surveys of restaurant workers, 40 worker interviews, 40 employer interviews, demographic canvassing of 45 fine-dining restaurants, government data analysis, and focus groups of different subsets of women and LGBT workers in the industry.
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