School of ROC

SCHOOL OF ROC School of ROC is in session! Learn about issues important to restaurant workers, hear restaurant worker’s stories and find ways to get involved. Got issues in your workplace? Text ROC to 40817. LET’S ROC! 8/28/23 Rising Temperatures? Raise the Standards! Restaurant kitchens are hot even on a cool day, and as the temperatures […]


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 […]

Restaurant Industry Resource Guide

DMV Restaurant Worker  Resource Guide! Created by the Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC (ROC-DC) Please note: this is a live and active document. For edits and additions please email: Thank you! Love & Solidarity to All!! ———————-<3———————-   GENERAL UPDATES   Check for active updates: Maryland Updates Virginia Updates DC Updates UPDATE: FRIDAY MARCH […]

Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 Resources Listed below are national and city/state resources available to restaurant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chicago New Orleans Los Angeles New York Michigan Pennsylvania Minnesota The Bay Area Mississippi Washington D.C. National Direct Financial Assistance AFL-CIO Federal and State Resources for Workers Find unemployment insurance benefit resources and related information for workers impacted […]


Media For all press inquiries, email About ROC United Policy Overview Publications Press Releases ROC in the News Statements & Commentary ROC in the News 2023  (click here to download) Three Years After Covid Hit, Restaurants Are Still Desperate for Workers, Bloomberg, March 9, 2023 More than 60% of establishments said in a recent […]