Restaurant Worker Justice is no insignificant matter. It is deeply connected to issues such as healthcare, education, poverty, immigration…all of which are related to our universal human rights. Our city and nation are at a tipping point, and it is time for us to take a stand on the side of love and justice. Here are some ways you can make a difference and fight for food worker rights.
Buy a Copy of Behind the Kitchen Door Between February 11th and February 23rd
This book, written by Saru Jayaraman, looks at the unethical and exploitative practices occurring in restaurants around the country. Whether it is discriminatory treatment, unhealthy working environments, unfairly low wages, restaurant workers face violations of their human rights every day. Buy your book between 2/11 and 2/23 and help us get this book on the National Bestseller List. And stay tuned for a Common Read, where we will look further into how these issues are related to our Unitarian Universalist faith and the call to work for justice.
Attend a Book Talk with Saru Jayaraman
The author of Behind the Kitchen Door, and founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center, will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia to discuss her book. The talk will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:00PM in the Central Library. Learn more here.
**SUPPORT THE EARNED SICK DAYS BILL**
The Philadelphia City Council is re-introducing the Earned Sick Days Bill which will allow certain hourly workers to earn paid sick time so that they do not have to choose between making a living wage or staying home when they or their family members are ill. Learn more about the bill here, sign our petition to the city council, and contact your local councilmember to support this important legislation.
ROC has released the National Diners’ Guide to Ethical Eating to help you eat at restaurants that are truly living up to our food justice ideals. Download the guide here or get the app if you have a smartphone.
Join the national movement today, and show your support for food workers’ rights…for human rights.