Coronavirus Statement

STOP THE SPREAD! ROC United Urges Restaurants to Protect their Employees and Customers from Coronavirus, Calls for Immediate Implementation of Paid Sick Leave Benefits Click here for a full PDF document including footnotes. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed community transmission of Covid-19 — the official name of the disease caused […]

Campaigns

Campaigns The Restaurant Industry The restaurant industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the United States, employing more than 9 percent of the total private sector workforce in about 615,000 restaurant establishments around the country. In major metropolitan areas, the restaurant industry has already overtaken manufacturing as a primary employer. But […]

Bill of Rights – UPDATED

“>Sign up to support the Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights (RWBOR)!”> Register your support of the Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights , in which we demand dignity, justice, and equity in our workplaces so that we, along with our families, communities and country, can thrive. Untitled Document Thriving Life and Liberty”> The Restaurant Workers Bill […]

Give – DRAFT

“>Help us stand upfor low-wage restaurant workers nationwide. For 20 years, ROC United has worked to improve wages and conditions for restaurant and food service workers. We cannot do this work without the support of donors like you. Contributions support crucial programs like Know Your Rights trainings, our advocacy and organizing efforts, workplace justice campaigns, […]

Bill of Rights

RESTAURANT WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS Register your support of the Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights (click here to read in Spanish), in which we demand dignity, justice, and equity in our workplaces so that we, along with our families, communities and country, can thrive. We demand: THE RIGHT TO A THRIVING LIFE THE RIGHT TO […]

Communications Strategist

Associate Director, Institutional Giving Organizational Overview:  Founded initially as a worker relief center for affected restaurant workers and their families following 9/11, the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United has grown into a national organization with more than 50,000 members who are at the  forefront of a movement to improve the lives of restaurant workers by […]

Coronavirus Economic Relief Package

ROC United Statement on House Passage of Coronavirus Economic Relief Package March 16, 2019 NEW YORK — On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed necessary, bipartisan emergency funding legislation, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), aimed at containing the novel coronavirus outbreak that is battering the nation. The bill will provide an immediate […]

The future of our democracy is in your hands

The future of our democracy is in your hands: Early voting in GA starts today Today Georgia starts with early voting for its two U.S. Senate runoff elections. We can’t overstate enough the importance of the January 5th elections. They will not only determine control of the U.S Senate―but they will also have a tremendous […]

Staff

Staff Our leadership. Our commitment. Dr. Sekou Siby President and CEO Learn more Senior Leadership Team Dr. Alicia Renee Farris Chief Operations Officer Read More Alicia has been with ROC since 2012 in various leadership capacities. She has worked in local and state government and in nonprofit administration for more than 25 years. She also […]

ROC United NEW 2020 Homepage – 1

We can’t do it without you. Join and help us ensure that the voices of essential restaurant workers are heard. Become a Member Facebook Twitter Instagram This fight is our fight. Living wages. Better working conditions. Racial and gender equity. Safe, fair and healthy workplace. Read here We are UNITED. Founded after Sept. 11, 2001, […]