Empower – Inform – Organize – Advance

Who We Are

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;


Childcare for restaurant workers, by restaurant workers.


Training courses to enter higher paid positions in the food service industry.


An afro-latinx restaurant that advances equity and serves our workers, our customers and our community by offering dignified jobs along with delicious food and quality service.