Want to learn how to get involved with our New York team?
We are dedicated to improving the working conditions in the restaurant industry. We actively outreach to workers in the NYC area to build, develop, and lead the worker center.
ROC-NY is a chapter of ROC United. We use a tri-pronged model of change to build power and voice for restaurant workers. We do this in the following ways:
Workplace justice campaigns: We support restaurant workers who face workplace injustices by demonstrating public consequences for employers who violate workers’ legal rights.
About 12.6 million workers, according to the Department of Labor, have lost their jobs since the pandemic unfolded in March 2020. At least 25 percent of these workers are from the restaurant and service industry.
But we are here to help. ROC-New York provides free training and services to help develop your skills for the restaurant industry and be competitive during and after COVID-19.
We offer a two-week virtual course in entry level and management level hospitality training, bartending, advanced wine, entrepreneur training, and a three-day food handlers and OSHA-10 training. All these courses are designed to provide you new skills and information on health and safety guidelines that are vital to navigate through the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. By enrolling in any of these courses, you will receive member benefits such as access to peer support groups, mentorship, and job placement assistance. You will also receive licenses and certificates and participate in a memorable graduation ceremony.
During COVID-19, we have developed our Hospitality Training Track which includes COVID compliance, setting goals, sales (customer service, teamwork, effective communication, creating incentives, employee development, and others. Watch the video to learn more!