The Great Service Divide – National

The Great Service Divide – National

Today, Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, ROC-Michigan, ROC-Chicago, and ROC-New Orleans released a new report, "The Great Service Divide: Occupational Segregation and Inequality in the US Restaurant Industry," an in-depth study of occupational segregation and discrimination on the basis of…

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Behind The Kitchen Door: The Hidden Reality Of Philadelphia’s Thriving Restaurant Industry

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

Behind the Kitchen Door: The Hidden Reality of Philadelphia’s Thriving Restaurant Industry is a project of the Philadelphia Restaurant Industry Coalition—a broad gathering of academics, progressive organizations, restaurant workers and restaurant employers. This report represents the most comprehensive research analysis ever conducted on Philadelphia’s restaurant industry.This research shows…

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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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