Philadelphia Restaurant Opportunities Center
The Philadelphia Restaurant Opportunities Center (Philly ROC) is a restaurant workers' center that strives to improve working conditions in Philadelphia's restaurant industry.
Despite producing more than $1.7 trillion in revenue each year, the United States restaurant industry is less than 1% unionized. Thus leaving workers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Through participatory research and policy work, employer engagement, workplace justice campaigns, and membership and leadership development ROC has become a powerful vehicle for restaurant workers to lift their collective voice on issues affecting low-wage workers.