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 […]

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, […]

ROC United

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, […]

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 […]

Publications

Publications and Research Featured The 2020 State of the Restaurant Workers (SORW) – a comprehensive analysis of the restaurant workforce nationwide, tracking demographic information, poverty, public assistance, and unemployment. (June 2021) Racial and Gender Equity Wage theft hits immigrants — hard, October 2021 Bar Manager At Popular Boston Spots Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations, August […]