Restaurant Opportunities Center

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Philadelphia Workers Attend Minimum-Wage-Hike Rally in Harrisburg

Organizers hope the rally will help get a minimum wage hike on the agenda of the Pennsylvania Legislature.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

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Guide to Ethical Eating Finds Few First-Rate Restaurants in Philadelphia

A local organization that advocates for the rights of restaurant workers has issued its second annual dining guide, hoping to promote better employment practices in the city’s restaurant industry.

01/31/2014

(L-R: Fabricio Rodriguez of the Restaurant Opportunity Center; attorneys Debra Jensen and Henry Yampolsky; servers Jeff Spencer and Claire Trindle.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Center City Restaurant ‘Fat Salmon’ Agrees To Repay Workers Skimmed Tips

The salmon may have been fat at this center city sushi restaurant, but the servers were being deprived of thousands of dollars in tips.

12/03/2013

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Free Flu Shot Clinic For Philadelphia Restaurant Workers Today

Restaurant Week started Sunday, right in the middle of the current flu outbreak. But, an organization advocating for restaurant workers is offering free flu shots today to minimize the impact.

01/22/2013

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New Guide Lists Restaurants By Treatment Of Employees

A new guide to Philadelphia restaurants doesn’t rate food, service or atmosphere; it recommends restaurants based on how they treat their employees.

12/15/2012

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Philadelphia Restaurant Workers Getting Burnt, Wage/Benefits Survey Finds

A groundbreaking survey of Philadelphia restaurant workers shows the majority of them make below-poverty wages, even after tips, and get no benefits.

10/10/2012