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Fast food workers announce a global protest for a higher minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan on May 7, 2014. (BillMoyers.com/Neha Tara Mehta)
May 13, 2014 | Activism

Salon reporter Josh Eidelson previews Thursday’s actions across the country and around the world. Continue reading

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April 15, 2014 | Blog

What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated? Hundreds of people with experience in the food industry wrote to Bill with their thoughts. Continue reading

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April 8, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with the activist fighting the National Restaurant Association to get wages beyond their current level of $2.13 per hour. Continue reading

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April 4, 2014 | Blog

The vast majority of restaurants across the country pressure their employees to work while sick or injured, writes activist Saru Jayaraman in this book excerpt. Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe. Continue reading

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April 3, 2014 | Blog

Tell us what you think: What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated? Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 2, 2014

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, talks to Bill about food workers fight for a living wage. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

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August 16, 2013 | Group Think

Five activists share organizing tactics they use to produce results, not just rhetoric. MORE

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May 8, 2013 | Group Think

Activism in America and around the globe draws on the strategies and tactics of many cultures and philosophies. But to the extent that a certain model has dominated in the American left, it’s the progeny of Saul Alinsky and the trade … MORE

In this photo taken Oct. 18, 2011, Andrew McLeod, a student from the Colors Hospitality Opportunities Workers (CHOW) Institute, pours a lemon-caper sauce on a plate of monk fish and carrots as he works in the kitchen learning culinary arts skills at Colors Restaurant in New York. The restaurant-cooperative was founded by workers from the Windows of the World Restaurant, located in the World Trade Center, who survived the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 23, 2013

Help waiters and kitchen staff in restaurants get the paychecks, health care and sick days they deserve, but often don’t receive. Continue reading

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February 22, 2013

Activist Saru Jayaraman marches with restaurant workers struggling to make ends meet, and talks about how we can best support their right to a fair wage. Continue reading

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February 20, 2013

On this week’s show, Richard Wolff and Saru Jayaraman talk about fighting against rampant capitalism, and for economic justice. Continue reading

In this photo taken Oct. 18, 2011, Andrew McLeod, a student from the Colors Hospitality Opportunities Workers (CHOW) Institute, pours a lemon-caper sauce on a plate of monk fish and carrots as he works in the kitchen learning culinary arts skills at Colors Restaurant in New York. The restaurant-cooperative was founded by workers from the Windows of the World Restaurant, located in the World Trade Center, who survived the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 20, 2013 | Activism

Activist and author Saru Jayaraman urges Americans to support better pay and working conditions for waiters and kitchen staff in restaurants. Continue reading