'Forked' Rates Restaurants On How They Treat Their Workers

Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/02/02/464852535/forked-rates-restaurants-on-how-they-treat-their-workers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=thesalt

Protesters gather at a McDonald’s to ask for higher wages on April 15, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Fla. Food labor advocate Saru Jayaraman writes in a new book that the company has taken the “low road” and lobbied extensively for lower wages and working conditions standards at the federal and state levels.

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Saru Jayaraman may be restaurant obsessed, but don’t call her a foodie. She’s the founding director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a national organization that advocates for better wages and working conditions for restaurant workers. She’s also published several studies in legal and policy journals as director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California-Berkeley.

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A New Standard for American Dining

by Saru Jayaraman

Hardcover, 224 pages |

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