“Behind the Kitchen Door” with Saru Jayaraman in San Diego Jan. 2014

Published on Jan 29, 2014

Raising the minimum wage is now the talk of the town with San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria declaring that “no one who works full-time should live in poverty” and calling for an increase in his recent state of the city address. But what would raising the minimum wage mean for restaurants, their employees, and our local economy?

Presented by the Employee Rights Center, Interfaith Center for Worker Justice of San Diego County, and The Center on Policy Initiatives

Saru Jayaraman, author of “Behind the Kitchen Door” and co-founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United spoke with us about the incredible story of ROC, founded in the tragic aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and now an inspiring and powerful movement of restaurant workers with a bold agenda to raise living standards of the nation’s second-largest private sector workforce.



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