Far too many workers in the restaurant industry suffer from wage theft abuses, lack of paid sick days, and the paltry tipped minimum wage, which hasn’t changed in more than two decades. What happens behind the scenes at dining institutions across the nation, where employees work in conditions that would horrify many restaurant patrons? Join us at 'Kitchen Ethical' on January 16.
Join us! 'Kitchen Ethical': An insider's look at the plight of restaurant workers. January 16, 2013 from 11:30am to 2:30 pm in Washington, DC, convened by the National Consumers League and Restaurant Opportunity Centers United.
Panel 1: Success & the Ethical Employer
Washington, DC-area ethical restaurant owners discuss the reality of providing paid sick days and fair wages to all employees.
Panel 2: Taking off the Gloves
Restaurant workers share their stories of wage theft in the industry, lack of paid sick days and trying to survive on the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13 an hour.
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Complimentary lunch will be served
Where: AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, Gompers Room
Who should attend: The symposium is open to the public and will feature expert panelists from industry and consumer and worker advocacy groups.
RSVP DEADLINE EXTENDED: There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please RSVP by 5 pm EST, Monday, Jan. 14 here or call NCL's Michell McIntyre, (202) 835-3323, x817
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