The Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) is a labor union front group disguised as a restaurant industry employment center and watchdog. ROC’s tactics have been compared to mob-style shakedowns; often employing intimidation and outright extortion in an effort to force restaurants into submission. Continue reading →

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Apr 24, 2014

“High Road Restaurant Week” an express lane to high prices

Stung by criticism that it has worked to tear down the restaurant industry and the millions of jobs it provides, the union-founded Restaurant Opportunities Center has launched a restaurant lobbying group that supports its labor agenda. This week it’s even … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2014

Happy Tax Day: Paper trail makes clear that ROC improperly received tax dollars

As millions of Americans dutifully filed their taxes with the IRS this week, one union-founded worker center has come under scrutiny for how it managed to misrepresent its tax status to the US Department of Labor. And whether it was … Continue reading

Apr 8, 2014

CNN: black holes, ROC, and other nonsense

It’s never a good sign when a “news” network becomes a partisan cheerleader, but perhaps CNN, whose prime time ratings in 2013 hit a 20-year low, figures it has nothing to lose. It recently cast the Restaurant Opportunities Center’s co-director, … Continue reading

Apr 2, 2014

ROC declares war on tipped workers

The union-founded Restaurant Opportunities Center has a new bogeyman: tips. The “worker center,” which has long attacked restaurants, has recently begun calling for an end to the tips that so many restaurant workers receive and depend on. This radical, faculty … Continue reading

Apr 1, 2014

ROC protests employers, but prohibits protestors from protesting … ROC

The media has been buzzing about ROC’s latest hypocrisy. The union front group, which leads raucous protests against its restaurant targets, has a labor agreement with its own employees that bans protests against … ROC. You read that right. ROC’s … Continue reading