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11/05/2021

What are your thoughts on this? Have you experienced something similar? Comment down below and let us know!

Let’s keep going! We are going to keep demanding higher wages and better working conditions until we get them!
11/05/2021

Let’s keep going! We are going to keep demanding higher wages and better working conditions until we get them!

Let’s keep going! We are going to keep demanding higher wages and better working conditions until we get them!

11/03/2021
11/03/2021
11/02/2021
Rosa's story is one of many. #BuildBackBetter is a historic package for many reasons. It centers #care in transformation...
10/29/2021

Rosa's story is one of many. #BuildBackBetter is a historic package for many reasons. It centers #care in transformational ways. And #PaidLeave can and must still be included. There is still a path and we’re still in the fight. Senator Joe Manchin III #WorkingFamiliesNeedPaidLeave #PaidLeave #PaidLeaveForAll

Rosa's story is one of many. #BuildBackBetter is a historic package for many reasons. It centers #care in transformational ways. And #PaidLeave can and must still be included. There is still a path and we’re still in the fight. Senator Joe Manchin III #WorkingFamiliesNeedPaidLeave #PaidLeave #PaidLeaveForAll

Good news! The U.S. Department of Labor announced publication of a final rule (Tips Dual Jobs final rule) that sets reas...
10/28/2021

Good news!

The U.S. Department of Labor announced publication of a final rule (Tips Dual Jobs final rule) that sets reasonable limits on the amount time an employer can take a tip credit when a tipped worker isn't doing tip producing work. It clarifies that an employer may take a tip credit only when an employee is performing work that is part of a tipped occupation, specifically; performing work that is tip producing or performing work that directly supports work that is tip producing for a limited amount of time. www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/tips

Good news!

The U.S. Department of Labor announced publication of a final rule (Tips Dual Jobs final rule) that sets reasonable limits on the amount time an employer can take a tip credit when a tipped worker isn't doing tip producing work. It clarifies that an employer may take a tip credit only when an employee is performing work that is part of a tipped occupation, specifically; performing work that is tip producing or performing work that directly supports work that is tip producing for a limited amount of time. www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/tips

https://rocunited.org/paid-leave-for-all/
10/27/2021
Paid Leave For All - ROC United

https://rocunited.org/paid-leave-for-all/

Paid Leave for All: Take Action what’s happening Paid leave will save millions of lives and jobs. There is currently 15M out of work as a result of COVID-19 and caregiving needs. As a nation, we must stand firm in our demands and simply cannot cut paid leave from the plan to Build Back Better. [.....

Today we’re joining voters, working families, businesses & patients to demand every leader fights for #PaidLeaveForAll. ...
10/27/2021

Today we’re joining voters, working families, businesses & patients to demand every leader fights for #PaidLeaveForAll. We want to hear this is a priority and the year we pass it. America is watching. #SavePaidLeave

Today we’re joining voters, working families, businesses & patients to demand every leader fights for #PaidLeaveForAll. We want to hear this is a priority and the year we pass it. America is watching. #SavePaidLeave

"Nobody wants to work anymore."
10/26/2021

"Nobody wants to work anymore."

"Nobody wants to work anymore."

Today is Chili's Grill & Bar Investor Day, so we're raising awareness about their history of lawsuits by former workers,...
10/20/2021

Today is Chili's Grill & Bar Investor Day, so we're raising awareness about their history of lawsuits by former workers, and the pervasive sexual harassment that current and former #Chilis workers have come forward to talk about.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldn't have said it any better. Do you agree? Leave a comment down below!
10/19/2021

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldn't have said it any better. Do you agree? Leave a comment down below!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldn't have said it any better. Do you agree? Leave a comment down below!

We are SO excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website at www.rocunited.org. After nearly a year of hard...
10/14/2021

We are SO excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website at www.rocunited.org. After nearly a year of hard work—reconfiguring, designing and fine-tuning every detail—it is a labor of love and commitment.

We have refreshed our website to magnify our mission to fully serve restaurant workers, make our local and national programs and campaigns more accessible, acknowledge our dedicated supporters and allies and their invaluable contributions, and build more power with our presence across the country.

We are SO excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website at www.rocunited.org. After nearly a year of hard work—reconfiguring, designing and fine-tuning every detail—it is a labor of love and commitment.

We have refreshed our website to magnify our mission to fully serve restaurant workers, make our local and national programs and campaigns more accessible, acknowledge our dedicated supporters and allies and their invaluable contributions, and build more power with our presence across the country.

If you've worked for Chili's, we want to hear from you! Text 'Chilis' to 40817 to tell us about your experience and lear...
10/13/2021

If you've worked for Chili's, we want to hear from you! Text 'Chilis' to 40817 to tell us about your experience and learn more about our Chili's workers campaign. #ExposeThePepper🌶️

www.rocunited.org/chilis

If you've worked for Chili's, we want to hear from you! Text 'Chilis' to 40817 to tell us about your experience and learn more about our Chili's workers campaign. #ExposeThePepper🌶️

www.rocunited.org/chilis

10/07/2021
A shortage of workers is taking a toll on the restaurant industry. But the biggest issue is low wages and lack of benefi...
10/05/2021
Shortage Of Workers Taking A Toll On The Restaurant Industry

A shortage of workers is taking a toll on the restaurant industry. But the biggest issue is low wages and lack of benefits, such as insurance and paid sick days. Let's give restaurant workers the protection they deserve.

https://indianapublicmedia.org/news/shortage-of-workers-taking-a-toll-on-the-restaurant-industry.php

The pandemic has taken its toll on Bob Costello, who owns three Soma Coffeehouses, the Laughing Planet restaurant and the Village Deli.

Please join Warehouse Workers for Justice, Chicago Jobs with Justice and CMRJB Workers United in welcoming Thivya Rakini...
10/05/2021

Please join Warehouse Workers for Justice, Chicago Jobs with Justice and CMRJB Workers United in welcoming Thivya Rakini, president of the Women Led Garment Worker Union: Tamil Nadu Textile and Common Labour Union (TTCU) and members of the Justice for Jeyasre Campaign.


What: Justice for Jeyasre Speaking Tour: Chicago Stop (Virtual)

When: October 6th 9-10 AM CST

Where: Online via Zoom

Register Here
The speaking tour launched on August 8th at the APALA Convention and is an opportunity for rank and file leaders, staff and members to hear directly from Thivya and the campaign team as they share strategy and demands in their fight with major fast fashion brands producing clothing for a US and European market.


Thivya Rakini will share the legacy of Jeyasre Kathiravel, a young Dalit woman and union member who was organizing for better conditions at her workplace and was killed by her supervisor inspiring the Justice for Jeyasre campaign. The campaign is demanding structural changes to the garment supply chain including an end to gender based violence and harassment and freedom of association for garment workers in Tamil Nadu and beyond.


“Young women are the backbone of the fast fashion industry,” said Thivya Rakini. “Through the Justice for Jeyasre campaign and TTCU’s broader organizing strategy, we are advancing a vision for our communities, our economy, and our country. When young women are able to work with dignified conditions and living wages, they will also be able to lead broader change.”


The campaign demands have been endorsed by more than ninety unions, women’s organizations, and other allies including The AFL-CIO, The Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), Workers United – SEIU, the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), and All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA).


“We are also doing this tour to learn more about organizing efforts coming from the U.S. Like us, we know many are organizing and demanding change in the most difficult environments with centuries of historical oppression. From our experience and theirs, we are hopeful- we see organizing growing more from the South in the U.S. and from the Global South and we want to stand in unity against big corporations who put profit before people” — Thivya Rakini


The tour will visit major US cities including Washington DC, Tucson, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and more.

Please join Warehouse Workers for Justice, Chicago Jobs with Justice and CMRJB Workers United in welcoming Thivya Rakini, president of the Women Led Garment Worker Union: Tamil Nadu Textile and Common Labour Union (TTCU) and members of the Justice for Jeyasre Campaign.


What: Justice for Jeyasre Speaking Tour: Chicago Stop (Virtual)

When: October 6th 9-10 AM CST

Where: Online via Zoom

Register Here
The speaking tour launched on August 8th at the APALA Convention and is an opportunity for rank and file leaders, staff and members to hear directly from Thivya and the campaign team as they share strategy and demands in their fight with major fast fashion brands producing clothing for a US and European market.


Thivya Rakini will share the legacy of Jeyasre Kathiravel, a young Dalit woman and union member who was organizing for better conditions at her workplace and was killed by her supervisor inspiring the Justice for Jeyasre campaign. The campaign is demanding structural changes to the garment supply chain including an end to gender based violence and harassment and freedom of association for garment workers in Tamil Nadu and beyond.


“Young women are the backbone of the fast fashion industry,” said Thivya Rakini. “Through the Justice for Jeyasre campaign and TTCU’s broader organizing strategy, we are advancing a vision for our communities, our economy, and our country. When young women are able to work with dignified conditions and living wages, they will also be able to lead broader change.”


The campaign demands have been endorsed by more than ninety unions, women’s organizations, and other allies including The AFL-CIO, The Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), Workers United – SEIU, the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), and All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA).


“We are also doing this tour to learn more about organizing efforts coming from the U.S. Like us, we know many are organizing and demanding change in the most difficult environments with centuries of historical oppression. From our experience and theirs, we are hopeful- we see organizing growing more from the South in the U.S. and from the Global South and we want to stand in unity against big corporations who put profit before people” — Thivya Rakini


The tour will visit major US cities including Washington DC, Tucson, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and more.

09/30/2021
Kaci's Story

Kaci, a Chef of over 10 years from California, shares her experience with assault in the workplace. More than 70% of female restaurant employees have been sexually harassed, one recent survey found, and half experience sexual harassment on a weekly basis, according to another.

If you or someone you know if experiencing any kind of sexual harassment in the food industry, please text ROC to 40817.

Community Rally with El Milagro Workers!Tomorrow, Thursday, September 30th, at 4 pm3048 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623Aris...
09/29/2021

Community Rally with El Milagro Workers!
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 30th, at 4 pm
3048 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623
Arise Chicago is organizing El Milagro workers to fight back against extreme workloads, low pay, sexual harassment, and overall unsafe and inhumane conditions. This has become an international story, but the workers still need your help!

We need to keep the pressure the company to meet the workers' demands!

Also, you can continue to show support for the workers by signing the Arise petition

See news updates from Univision National, ABC, In These Times, Chicago Tribune, Eater, Block Club Chicago, Crain’s







Manifestación con los trabajadores de El Milagro, Jueves a las 4 pm!

Un Mitin Comunitario con Trabajadores de El Milagro!
Mañana, Jueves, 30 de Septiembre, a las 4 pm
3048 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623
Arise Chicago esta organizando trabajadores de El Milagro para luchar contra cargas de trabajo extremas, salarios bajos, acoso sexual y condiciones inseguras e inhumanas. esto se ha convertido en una historia internacional, pero los trabajadores todavía necesitan su ayuda!

Necesitamos mantener la presión sobre El Milagro para que acepte las demandas de los trabajadores

También puede continuar mostrando su apoyo a los trabajadores por firmando la Peticion de Arise

Community Rally with El Milagro Workers!
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 30th, at 4 pm
3048 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623
Arise Chicago is organizing El Milagro workers to fight back against extreme workloads, low pay, sexual harassment, and overall unsafe and inhumane conditions. This has become an international story, but the workers still need your help!

We need to keep the pressure the company to meet the workers' demands!

Also, you can continue to show support for the workers by signing the Arise petition

See news updates from Univision National, ABC, In These Times, Chicago Tribune, Eater, Block Club Chicago, Crain’s







Manifestación con los trabajadores de El Milagro, Jueves a las 4 pm!

Un Mitin Comunitario con Trabajadores de El Milagro!
Mañana, Jueves, 30 de Septiembre, a las 4 pm
3048 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623
Arise Chicago esta organizando trabajadores de El Milagro para luchar contra cargas de trabajo extremas, salarios bajos, acoso sexual y condiciones inseguras e inhumanas. esto se ha convertido en una historia internacional, pero los trabajadores todavía necesitan su ayuda!

Necesitamos mantener la presión sobre El Milagro para que acepte las demandas de los trabajadores

También puede continuar mostrando su apoyo a los trabajadores por firmando la Peticion de Arise

09/23/2021
09/22/2021
ROC Chicago is joining the Paid Leave National Day of Action today and calling on Congress to pass #PaidLeaveForAll. Joi...
09/20/2021

ROC Chicago is joining the Paid Leave National Day of Action today and calling on Congress to pass #PaidLeaveForAll. Join us by texting PAIDLEAVE4ALL to 40817 and let’s make history together!

ROC Chicago is joining the Paid Leave National Day of Action today and calling on Congress to pass #PaidLeaveForAll. Join us by texting PAIDLEAVE4ALL to 40817 and let’s make history together!

09/07/2021
Are you interested in our FREE 'Management Level Restaurant Industry' CHOW course? It is starting on September 13th. 10a...
09/02/2021

Are you interested in our FREE 'Management Level Restaurant Industry' CHOW course? It is starting on September 13th. 10am-12pm online. Open to all. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and Women encouraged to enroll.

Are you interested in our FREE 'Management Level Restaurant Industry' CHOW course? It is starting on September 13th. 10am-12pm online. Open to all. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and Women encouraged to enroll.

08/30/2021

Want to take one of our CHOW classes? They are free, at no cost to you. We have a few courses coming up for the duration of the year!
Now is the time to get your certifications and skill qualifications while restaurants are desperate to hire workers. We can show up and demand better working conditions and wages. It's time for the restaurant industry to shift. Workers need realistic living wages, medical benefits and to be safe from sexual harassment.

Management- September 13th- 24th
BarTending- Dates TBA for October
Culinary- Dates TBA for November
Certifications- BASSET & Food Handlers Permits- Dates To Be Announced

Want to take one of our CHOW classes? They are free, at no cost to you. We have a few courses coming up for the duration...
08/27/2021

Want to take one of our CHOW classes? They are free, at no cost to you. We have a few courses coming up for the duration of the year!
Now is the time to get your certifications and skill qualifications while restaurants are desperate to hire workers. We can show up and demand better working conditions and wages. It's time for the restaurant industry to shift. Workers need realistic living wages, medical benefits and to be safe from sexual harassment.

Management- September 13th- 24th
BarTending- Dates TBA for October
Culinary- Dates TBA for November
Certifications- BASSET & Food Handlers Permits- Dates To Be Announced

Want to take one of our CHOW classes? They are free, at no cost to you. We have a few courses coming up for the duration of the year!
Now is the time to get your certifications and skill qualifications while restaurants are desperate to hire workers. We can show up and demand better working conditions and wages. It's time for the restaurant industry to shift. Workers need realistic living wages, medical benefits and to be safe from sexual harassment.

Management- September 13th- 24th
BarTending- Dates TBA for October
Culinary- Dates TBA for November
Certifications- BASSET & Food Handlers Permits- Dates To Be Announced

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