EJC Serves Up Justice for Local Restaurant Worker Deprived Of Her Wages

In 1980, Maria Alvarez* started working at a well-known D.C. Spanish restaurant. Maria was more than an employee: for nearly thirty years she was an instrumental part of the restaurant’s business. She waited tables, bartended, bussed tables, managed operations, and even served as security in the later hours. Each week, she worked up to eighty…

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Tacklebox Workers Win $4237 of Justice

Video of action narrated by Employment Justice Center Organizer Hannah Kane: Three former employees of Tacklebox and Hook restaurants in Georgetown returned to their old employer today to demand again the thousands of dollars of unpaid wages they had been trying to collect for more than half a year after their initial paychecks bounced. By…

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Eat and Tweet Your Values

Restaurant Week is upon us. From February 4th through 10th, people in DC will venture out to new restaurants and enjoy a discounted three-course meal.  But as you head toward some of your favorite spots in the city, don’t forget about the waiters and waitresses who serve your food. Did you know that over 80% of restaurant workers in…

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