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Saru Jayaraman: The Secret Truths of the Restaurant Industry


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23
июня
05:30

Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave 98101 Seattle United States
According to a new study, 73.5% of Seattle restaurant workers don’t receive sick leave (though it is guaranteed by law) and more than half have reported going to work sick. While the number of Seattle restaurant owners opting for fair wages and no tipping (think Renee Erickson, Bob Donegan) is increasing, workers’ rights still fall short in our food crazy city. Workers’ rights activist, Saru Jayaraman (ROC) will offer an insider’s look at what we don’t see when we’re picking from the menu. Is the busser not being promoted because he speaks with an accent? Is the server tolerating sexual harassment because tips are her only income? Jayaraman will tell stories of the people who make the food we eat—and rights they are denied. She’ll also give a review of restaurants with the highest and lowest scoring in this arena and explain why we (especially as a progressive city) should change not only where we eat, but also how we think about eating.