The following demands were developed by a group of restaurant workers who have been impacted by the effects of COVID-19. As restaurant workers who will be at the frontlines of any reopening efforts, we know that having worker voices in these conversations is crucial in ensuring future policies will be just and equitable.

Who We Are

Founded in 2009, ROC-DC is a multiracial membership-based organization that combines worker advocacy, workplace justice campaigns, job training, and research to advance our mission.


Our local mission is to build power with restaurant workers across the DMV to win improved wages and thriving working conditions for all! We seek to build a more just and equitable restaurant industry for all workers in the DMV!


Check out our comprehensive COVID-19 restaurant industry resource guide.


For Black and Brown workers in the restaurant industry who have been hit by COVID-19.


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ROC DC is a chapter of the ROC United non-profit organization.
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