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#LivingOffTips

#LivingOffTips

Today is 2/13.  Now, this day may be significant for some because that means they have only one day to finalize their purchases of candy hearts, chocolates and roses.  However, this particular string of numbers—02/13—is particularly significant for one very large segment of the U.S. workforce: those who are, quite literally, living off tips.  Many… Read more »

What’s Behind the Kitchen Door May Surprise You

What’s Behind the Kitchen Door May Surprise You

How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working conditions—discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens—affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables? These are the questions that Saru Jayaraman artfully answers in her new book, Behind the Kitchen Door: What Every Diner Should Know… Read more »

The Food Movement in 2012: Our Top 5 Learnings

The Food Movement in 2012: Our Top 5 Learnings

From the incredible victories by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to the saddening loss of the Community Food Security Coalition, it’s been an up and down and altogether historic year for the food movement. We’re ready to hit the ground running again, but before we do, we’re taking a minute to reflect on our top… Read more »

Planting the Seeds of Justice at the DC Food Future Summit

Planting the Seeds of Justice at the DC Food Future Summit

Earlier this month, DC’s Healthy Affordable Food for All (HAFA) held the first ever DC Food Future Summit.  Over 300 attendees gathered to share food, stories, and ideas, and to dream big about what the future of DC’s food system could and should look like. HAFA is a coalition group that brings together Washingtonians who… Read more »

No Justice, No Peas! Racial Justice in the Food Movement at Facing Race 2012

No Justice, No Peas! Racial Justice in the Food Movement at Facing Race 2012

This post was written by Lena Afridi, a research analyst at UNITE HERE. At this month’s Facing Race 2012 conference, Real Food Real Jobs had the opportunity to explore the often overlooked intersections between labor and racial justice in the sustainable food movement. Facing Race 2012 took place in a city replete with labor, food, and… Read more »

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