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CHICAGO REPORTER: Campaign aims to enforce fair labor practices with public pressure

Centro modeled its campaign after a similar effort by the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United or ROCUnited to secure better working conditions for immigrant restaurant workers in New York.

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THE HILL: One Fair Wage – a major plank in Democratic platform

At just $2.13 per hour at the federal level, the sub-minimum wage system leaves tipped workers — largely women and people of color — disproportionately impacted by financial insecurity, sexual harassment, and discrimination. The movement for One Fair Wage...

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BUZZFEED: The Democratic Party Wants To Change How Tipping Works

Jayaraman credited Clinton, her top policy advisor Ann O’Leary, ROC’s advocacy and other worker groups for pushing the issue onto the national agenda. Tipping practices also received a wave of media coverage last fall, when star restaurateur Danny Meyer...

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EATER: How Donald Trump Would Undo Years of Restaurant Labor Reform

Saru Jayaraman, co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center, says handling wages at the state and local level "is simply impossible" in certain parts of the country: "If someone ordered that minimum wage was a state issue, workers in the South would never see their wages increased." That’s because, she says, districts in many Southern states are controlled by Republicans who have worked hard to preempt minimum wage laws.

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Democratic Platform Draft Calls for $15 Minimum for All, Elimination of Tipped Wage

Democratic Platform Draft Calls for $15 Minimum for All, Elimination of Tipped Wage

The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee issued a draft of the policy positions Sec. Clinton will be running on this November. As cited in a statement by Clinton campaign senior policy advisor Maya Harris, it “contains ambitious, progressive principles on wages, stating that working people should earn at least $15 an hour, citing New York’s minimum wage law and calling for raising and indexing the federal minimum wage. It also calls for the elimination of the ‘tipped’ wage...

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Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC Re-files Ballot Measure Calling for Elimination of Lower Tipped Minimum Wage in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. — Today, at a press conference outside the Wilson Building, Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United joined with Washington D.C.’s tipped workers to re-file a ballot initiative that will eliminate the unfair, lower tipped minimum wage in D.C, and...

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