Publications and Research

Restaurant Workers

As An Advocate For Restaurant Workers, ROC Looks To Walk Its Talk, October 2021

Will Restaurant Employees Go Back to Work?, August 2021

Don’t Let Inflation Anxiety Undermine Our Future, August 2021

The restaurant industry has a shortage of women leaders. But the pandemic might change that, July 2021

Facing 60% Unemployment, Restaurant Workers Struggled During Pandemicurant Workers More Than Most, July 2021

The Fight For Paid Leave Could Benefit Restaurant Workers More Than Most, July 2021

The Fight For Paid Leave Could Benefit Restaurant Workers More Than Most, July 2021

There’s no labor shortage — just not enough good jobs, July 2021

This Should Be a Boom Time for Restaurants. But Owners—and the Few Workers Remaining—Are Struggling, June 2021

Why restaurant jobs are going begging on Long Island, June 2021

Restaurant industry veterans reassess career choices post-pandemic, June 2021

Can’t get the staff: Restaurants turn to hiring apps as businesses struggle to find workers after COVID shutdowns and Biden welfare handouts, June 2021

The Real Reason Workers Aren’t Running Back to Restaurant Jobs, May 2021

‘The final straw’: How the pandemic pushed restaurant workers over the edge, May 2021

Bosses are acting like the pandemic never happened, May 2021

‘We’ve failed low-wage workers:’ Restaurant owners raise pay in wake of labor shortage, May 2021

Changed by pandemic, many workers won’t return to old jobs, May 2021

Restaurants Are Hiring, But Applicants Aren’t Yet Biting, May 2021

Small restaurant jobs not protected under California’s “Right to Recall” law, May 2021

Customers are returning to restaurants, but many workers aren’t, May 2021

The Rise of Guaranteed Income Programs Could Offer a Lifeline for Food Workers, May 2021

‘Trying our best.’ Austin restaurants struggle to find and keep workers as COVID-19 costs continue, May 2021

DOL Readies Extended Delay of Trump’s Pro-Restaurant Tip Rule, April 2021

Yet another restaurant crisis: finding help. What that means for your dining experience, April 2021

Memphis restaurant workers, unite! New group launches to protect labor rights, April 2021

Chicago Restaurant Owner Blames Stimulus Checks For Hiring Difficulty, April 2021

Masks Off, Mahi Mahi On. Restaurant Workers Are in a Race for Vaccines, March 2021

In Pittsburgh, a push to prioritize restaurant, hospitality workers for covid vaccines, March 2021

Column: We should pay more to eat in restaurants, March 2021

When my roommate got COVID-19, I lost pay to quarantine. We need national paid leave now. | Opinion, March 2021

Other Voices: For decades, I’ve struggled without paid leave, March 2021

Asheville restaurants: Staffing crisis comes at crucial time as capacity rules relax, March 2021

‘All we’re doing right now is purely to stay alive’: Indoor dining has its risks, but can its return save NYC restaurants?, Feb 2021

Restaurant workers have done everything right. What are we doing for them?, Feb 2021

Looming Recession Will Not Stop Restaurant Growth But Could Hurt Workforce, August 2019

Stop the Other NRA — Trump and the National Restaurant Association: Scheming to Undermine Wages, Public Health, and Worker Rights, May 2017

Secretary of Labor Violations?: The Low Road Business Model of CKE Restaurants, Inc.’s Andrew Puzder, January 2017

Behind the Kitchen Door: The Promise and Denial of Boston’s Growing Restaurant Industry, October 2016

Behind the Kitchen Door: The Promise of Opportunity in the San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area Restaurant Industry, June 2016

Picking up the NRA’s Tab: The Public Cost of Low Wages in the Restaurant Industry, April 2015

Darden: At the Drop of a Dime, October 2014

The Other NRA: Unmasking the Agenda of the National Restaurant Association, April 2014

Impact of Raising the Subminimum Wage on Restaurant Sales and Employment, March 2014

Behind the Kitchen Door: The Hidden Reality of Philadelphia’s Thriving Restaurant Industry, October 2012

A Dime A Day: The Impact of Miller/Harkin Minimum Wage Proposal on the Price of Food, October 2012

Dining Out, Dining Healthy: The Link Between Public Health and Working Conditions in New York City’s Restaurant Industry, April 2006

Backed into the Corner: Serving While Sick in Miami-Dade, August 2012

Darden’s Decision: Which Future for Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Capital Grille? October 2012