Jomal

My name is Jamal, originally from New York City, and I’ve been in the restaurant industry for about 11 years. Many unjust things go on in the restaurant industry, but I will always remember one incident, where a chef at a restaurant that I used to work at, used racist language when speaking to me. Incidents like this made me join ROC- DC to fight for a just industry. My vision of a just industry is one that respects the ideals, work ethic and the efforts of the employees. One where the human being is valued.  Currently, I am working as a merchandise receiver for Restaurant Associates on the World Bank contract. I am fighting for livable wages, paid sick days and justice for people in the restaurant industry.