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Why We Need Paid Sick Leave Now

Keith Mestrich | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. aren't eligible for even one paid sick day. It's a big problem for individuals, families and our economy as a whole.

The National Restaurant Association Spends Big to Keep Wages Low

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

For years, the "Other NRA" has flexed its political muscle to keep wages low and to freeze the tipped minimum wage at just $2.13 per hour. Plus, thanks to non-stop NRA lobbying, the House last month passed a bill changing the threshold for employer-provided coverage under the ACA to deny health care to employees who work 30 hours per week.

Fast Food Pulls a Fast One

Michael Winship | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Michael Winship

Our tax dollars are subsidizing both the fast-food workers who need the help and the companies' CEOs who don't.

Restaurant Industry a Key to Transforming Health Care Access in America

Bill Novelli | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Bill Novelli

For the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be a success, young adults need to enroll, not only because they make up a disproportionate share of those without health care coverage, but also because they are needed to balance the risk pool.

The Paradoxical Position of the National Restaurant Association in the Minimum Wage Debate

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The NRA's very presence in this debate, the very fact that they planted this letter, is paradoxical evidence against the argument that the higher minimum wage comes exclusively out of workers' jobs and higher prices.

Dave Jamieson

Will Restaurant Workers Get Hosed Again In A Minimum Wage Hike?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate planning to take up a bill next month that would raise the minimum wage, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that...

The Best Ways To Spend Less When Dining Out

The Daily Meal | Posted 02.19.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It takes a keen eye and a bit of restraint in order to decline the offerings and keep your costs low.

The Ever-Changing World of Food and Drink

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

These are interesting times. These are exciting times. There is much to be reveled about the fact that, more and more, rich history and family stories are being brought forward to the table by soulful chefs, entertaining magical spices, flavors and teas from around the globe.

Top Celebrity Chefs Talk Chicago's Food Scene

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

Next week, Chicago's McCormick Place will play host to the National Restaurant Association's Hotel-Motel Show. From May 18-21, more than 60,000 sup...

These Are America's Worst Jobs

CNBC | Cindy Perman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

CNBC: There are a variety of reasons a job can get slapped with the "worst job" title. It could be that it's an extremely dangerous or stressful j...

Why Is the Restaurant Lobby Making Us Sick?

Michele Simon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

Remember all the times that as a full-time salaried worker, you stayed home with a cold or to take care of a sick child? It's a perk many of us take for granted, but for workers who handle our food, in jobs where spreading germs is among the most risky, calling in sick not even an option.

Why the Other NRA Loves the First Lady

Michele Simon | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

The National Restaurant Association is largely responsible for lobbying to keep the federal-tipped minimum wage at a paltry $2.13 an hour. Unfortunately, the topic of worker rights never came up in the speech the first lady gave to the NRA in September of 2010.

Soda Industry Files Lawsuit Against Sugary Drinks Crackdown

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.14.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses sued Friday to try to block the city's unprecedented move to restrict sales of super-sized...

Dave Jamieson

Disney Helps Kill Paid Sick Time Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Thanks largely to the pressure brought by the business lobby in Orange County, Fla., it appears the most magical place on earth won't include mandated...

Restaurants Blast $7.2B Credit-Card Fee Settlement

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Small Business

By Lisa Baertlein and Jessica Dye NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The National Restaurant Association said Tuesday it is joining the opp...

Replacing Hunger With Health

Dawn Sweeney | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Dawn Sweeney

Having access to ample nutritious food is critical to a child's healthy development -- especially as it relates to their physical health, cognition, academic performance, and emotional and social well-being.

Dave Jamieson

Minimum Raise: How The Wage Floor For American Servers Hasn't Budged In Two Decades

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business

Rebecca Williams has waited tables, on and off, for 30 years. A lot has changed since her first stint in the business ended in the early 1990s. Restau...

Nutrition: Where Health Meets The Real World

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When it comes to nutrition and the monumental influence it has on our health, the rubber hits the road wherever people and food come together. Kitchens and cafeterias. Schools and workplaces. Supermarkets and restaurants.

The Truth About $2.13

Saru Jayaraman | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Saru Jayaraman

The one irrefutable fact which restaurant lobbyists seem intent on ignoring is that in the eight states, including California, which do not have tipped penalties on restaurant workers, the restaurant industry is thriving.

Dave Jamieson

Pricey Restaurant Chain Pays 'Poverty Wages,' Worker Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It's been a busy few months at Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a scrappy non-profit that advocates for low-wage restaurant work...

Study: Restaurants Feed on Exploited Women's Labor

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Next time you plunk down some change on the table before leaving a restaurant, think about what might be behind that service with a smile. A new study warns that when Americans eat out, they feed into an industry fueled by exploitation and rampant discrimination against women.

WATCH: Amazon Withholds Money From Blooming Florist

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

Just like the flowers in that Valentine's Day bouquet, some businesses can bloom a little too early. Florist Susan Occhino of Waterbury, Connecticu...

Dave Jamieson

Restaurant Lobby Tries To Slash Servers' Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

The Florida restaurant lobby is pushing a bill that would drop the minimum wage for the state's restaurant servers and other tipped employees from $4....

Restaurants Expect Record Sales In 2012

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.03.2012 | Small Business

While many businesses are still in the red from a slowly recovering economy, the restaurant industry expects to have its best year yet. The Nation...

Golden Opportunity for the National Restaurant Association to Do the Right Thing

Linda Meric | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business
Linda Meric

The restaurant industry is notorious for being a male-dominated environment ripe with inappropriate sexual conduct and comments.