Highlights from the #psdbarcrawl

Over 30 volunteers took to the streets on Thursday night, visiting nine bars to talk with managers and waitstaff about the importance of paid sick days.  We split up into three teams, visiting the following bars: Team 1: El Centro, Alero, Nellie’s Team 2: Policy, Matchbox, Cause Team 3: Garden District, Ben’s Next Door, Solly’s…

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U Street bar crawl for #paidsickdays tonight!

We’re hitting the town tonight in support of paid sick days!  RSVP to join us, and follow on Twitter with #psdbarcrawl. We’ll be splitting up into four teams, each visiting a number of bars.  At each one, we’ll speak with the workers and management about why paid sick days are so important, and will also…

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Videos from the Flava happy hour

At Tuesday’s happy hour, we heard from activists, restaurant workers and politicians alike – all coming together to share their support for paid sick days for all. Here are Belinda Sheppard (owner of Flava) and Losia Nyankale (who works at Luna Grill and Diner in Dupont and is also ROC-DC member), speaking about their own…

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#paidsickdays happy hour, Fox 5 coverage and more!

Happy hour photos! The happy hour at Flava was a huge success!  Check out our Facebook album (and the EJC’s) for some great pictures – here are a few highlights: Campaign news coverage! We’ve been getting some great press recently.  Check out these videos of Monica and Belinda on NewsChannel 8, as well as an…

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Flava happy hour tonight!

Join us tonight at Flava for a paid sick days happy hour!  Owner Belinda Sheppard provides paid time off to her employees, going above and beyond the current requirements in DC law.  Let’s celebrate her commitment to extending this right to all workers in the District, and send a message to local businesses – this…

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Take action for paid sick days this month!

We’ve got a lot of exciting events coming up this month, with lots of opportunities to get involved, meet other folks in DC who are volunteering.  Check out this list, or shoot us an email if you’ve got other ideas for events you’d like to plan.  RSVP for events here. July 7th, 2-5pm: Canvassing at…

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Celebrating Food Workers Week!

From November 18th to the 24th, the Food Chain Workers Alliance and food workers from around the country are celebrating the first annual International Food Workers Week! As stated by the Restaurant Opportunities Center, “the purpose of this week is to highlight the issues faced by workers all along the food chain – from farms…

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Now THIS is why we need stronger enforcement of the paid sick days law.

Simon had no idea that a paid sick days law even existed. As a non-tipped worker at a restaurant, Simon’s employer is legally obligated to provide him with paid sick days, yet his workplace has no poster explaining the law, nor do his managers ever mention it to the employees. Without paid sick days, Simon…

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