12:00am

Wed May 1, 2013
Restaurant workers

Today on Your Call: What are the realities for restaurant workers?


On today's Your Call we’ll have a conversation with Saru Jayaraman about her new book, "Behind the Kitchen Door."  She says “Despite the surge of interest in sustainable, healthy food, most Americans are totally unaware of the horribly exploitative working conditions in restaurants.”  If you’re a restaurant worker, what do you want people to understand?  How can we improve conditions on both sides of the kitchen door? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan and you.

Guests:

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, and author of Behind the Kitchen Door

Woong Chang, is a restaurant worker and ROC worker-member representative on the board

Resources:

Behind the Kitchen Door 

Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United)

The Welcome Table--Gathering for a Responsible Food System

Colorlines: The Untold Story of Restaurant Work in the U.S. [Infographic]

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