WHO WE ARE: ROC-Chicago is a member led local restaurant workers’ organization founded in 2009. We build power and voice for restaurant workers in three major ways:
- Workplace Justice Campaigns – We support restaurant workers in the Chicago area who face injustice in their restaurant workplace. For more information, please attend a regular orientation or call us at 773-707-1314.
- Promoting the High Road to Profitability – We partner with responsible restaurant owners in the Chicago area to promote best management practices. We also partner with them to offer our restaurant worker members with FREE restaurant training and job placement services, to help restaurant workers advance to livable wage jobs in the industry. To sign up for classes, click on this link.
- Research & Policy work- We have conducted the most comprehensive research available on the local Chicago area restaurant industry. Our members were trained to conduct more than 588 surveys of their fellow workers. We also conducted more than 30 employer interviews. We published all of this information on our local policy report, Behind the Kitchen Door: The Hidden Costs of Low Road Jobs in Chicagoland’s Thriving Restaurant Industry. Through this report, our members discovered that two priority issues for restaurant workers in the Chicago area is the need to both pass paid sick days and increase the statewide minimum wage.
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Contact: Nataki Rhodes