So far, 285 restaurants across the U.S. have signed on, pledging to create safe and equitable work environments, where no one is discriminated against and everyone is paid a fair wage, offered benefits and given opportunities for professional growth. ROC United has also set up a quick response legal hotline for workers who feel they are being exploited, discriminated against or threatened at work.

“We’re trying to create a support system for our industry — at least a portion of the industry — that wants to take care of its workforce,” said Saru Jayaraman, one of the co-founders of ROC United.

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