Tipping the Jar: A Look at Restaurant Wages and Resistance

By Gen Rollins

At the 2017 Good Food For All Conference, hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia, Saru Jayaraman made a large stand for worker's rights in the food system. According to an article by Forbes Magazine, the title of lowest-paying job in the United States belongs to food prep workers and servers, including fast-food workers. The majority of the jobs on this list deal in restaurant work, be it chain, fast-food, or high-end. What does this say about how we value the hands that feed us?

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