Thank you. Thank you for helping us win better wages and work conditions for restaurant workers. Thank you for helping us stand for a professionalized restaurant industry. On 9/11 of 2001, ROC began forming out of our national tragedy. On 11/9 this year, we woke to a divided nation, deeply concerned about the personhood of immigrants, the equal treatment of women, the perpetuation racial injustice, and the attempted normalization of hate. Instead, let us normalize solidarity, respect, acceptance. Let us take the time to affirm that there are better and brighter days ahead.
Let us acknowledge and express gratitude because: Our organization continues to grow, as we now boast ROC chapters in 10 cities nationwide. The One Fair Wage movement is blossoming! Recently, Maine and the city of Flagstaff, Arizona passed ballot initiatives establishing One Fair Wage for all workers. Indeed, the movement is gaining considerable ground because many locations are gearing up to pass One Fair Wage. Above all, we express gratitude for committed friends and allies like you.Thank for continuing to show up for America’s restaurant workers. Enjoy the holidays.
To that end, we encourage you to #LOVEYOURSERVER during the holidays.
The holidays is always a popular time for dining out. However, it is very possible that your server is making as little as $2.13 per hour, and struggling to make ends meet living off tips. Please don’t forget to tip, and to #LOVEYOURSERVER this holiday season.
Be in solidarity with restaurant workers this holiday season, and urge your family and friends to do the same!
Thank you and remember to #loveyourserver
Saru, Mamdouh and the ROC United team