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Dave Jamieson

Minimum Wage Raise Leaves Restaurant Workers Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

On Monday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill that will gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, the very number on whi...

Dave Jamieson

Tom Harkin Asks For One Last Raise Before Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Harkin keeps a copy of a D.C. restaurant worker's paycheck in his Capitol Hill office. The Democrat likes to talk about it when...

The Other NRA: National Restaurant Association Eviscerates the Rights of Customers, Workers, and Children

Michele Simon | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Michele Simon

Food movement leaders tend to stick to their specific issues, whether it's advocating for healthy food, fighting for workers' rights or curbing marketing to children. There is one organization that conveniently provides us with one giant target for all of them: the National Restaurant Association.

Your Waitress Can't Afford Childcare

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

The working poor are not only working, they're doing some of the hardest jobs out there, including restaurant work, construction and farming. They deserve better, and so to their children.

Is the American Dream Out to Lunch?

Simon Greer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Simon Greer

There is a tremendous opportunity for Darden to grow. The first step is to sit down with its own employees and investors to chart a path for growth based on reasonable standards that will make the promise of the American Dream much more than just lofty rhetoric at a trade conference.

The Woman Who's Changing the Definition of 'Foodie'

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Michelle Chen

As one of the largest low-wage sectors in the country, restaurant work is more than a tough gig -- it's an industrial pressure cooker.

What Waiting Tables Can Teach You About Growing Your Revenue

Ian Altman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

Like most in that field, I started as a busboy -- clearing tables and refilling beverages. I think that everyone in business should spend at least some time in the role of a waiter or waitress. Why?

Joe Satran

Restaurant Workers Deserve More Pay, Says Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 02.11.2013 | Food

One of the key narratives in the restaurant world over the past year has been an increased focus on workers' rights. Restaurant employees scored big s...

Not Your Usual Restaurant Reviews: 2013 ROC National Diner's Guide to Ethical Eating

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 01.15.2013 | Food
Fabio Parasecoli

While the Restaurant Opportunity Centers' initiatives target business, consumers have a big role to play. By choosing to dine in a place that works to improve labors relationships, we can indirectly "vote with our dollars."

Would You Like a Splash of Typhoid Fever With Your Cocktail Drink?

Erica Sommers | Posted 10.09.2012 | Miami
Erica Sommers

If you asked the average bartender, waiter or dishwasher at a restaurant if they have paid sick days, they would probably laugh in your face and then cry. That is because, paid sick days or not, the majority have probably gone to work sick.

Vast Majority Food Industry Workers Don't Make Enough Money To Live On

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

What did you have for breakfast today? Chances are good it came to you by way of someone barely making a living. A new report from the Food Chai...

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...

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

Dem Calls For Higher Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days For All

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Thursday included a litany of measures aimed at boosting income for low-wage worke...

Yolanda González Gómez

Gen. Zapata's Grandson, An Undocumented Busboy In Texas

HuffingtonPost.com | Yolanda González Gómez | Posted 10.11.2011 | Latino Voices

DALLAS, Texas - Gen. Emiliano Zapata, the legendary military commander of the Mexican Revolution, is still revered to this day for the ideals and pri...

America's 10 Best-Paying Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

More than one year after President Barack Obama signed health care reform into law, one thing hasn't changed: doctors are well paid. The Bureau Of ...