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 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 […]

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 […]

ROC United NEW 2020 Homepage – 1

We can’t do it without you. Join and help us ensure the voices of essential restaurant workers are heard. Click here 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, as a worker relief center […]

Workers’ Demands

Restaurant Worker Reopening Demands The Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC is a local worker center dedicated to building power with restaurant workers in order to improve wages and working conditions, so we can create a restaurant industry that is just and equitable. We are a membership based and led organization. The following demands were developed […]