Saru Jayaraman

Co founder and director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Saru Jayaraman appears in the following:

Episode 4: Act Like a Man

Thursday, January 25, 2018

All this week, we've been discussing adversity and harassment faced by women. Tonight, WNYC's Kai Wright opens the phones for men.

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When Restaurants Exploit Workers, Customers Can't Ignore It

Friday, January 29, 2016

Saru Jayaraman examines labor rights, low wages and gender discrimination in the restaurant industry

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Behind the Kitchen Door

Friday, April 26, 2013

Saru Jayaraman, cofounder and codirector of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, discusses the low wages, poor working conditions, discriminatory labor practices that many restaurant workers across the country endure. Her book Behind the Kitchen Door looks at the working conditions at restaurants and at the people who work there, many of them immigrants and minorities, who live on some of the lowest wages in the country.

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