RESTAURANT WORKERS CONDUCT ACTIONSAT THE TASTE OF CHICAGO
Over one hundred restaurant workers from across the country will gather for aRestaurant Worker Flashmob Dance & Olympics at the Taste of Chicago, highlighting the historically-low federal minimum wage for tipped workers of $2.13.
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United)
The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) will lead over one hundredrestaurant workers in a two-part action to draw attention to the federal minimum wagefor tipped workers, stuck at $2.13 for the last 20 years. Over one hundred restaurantworkers wearing chef’s hats and aprons will perform a flashmob dance at the Taste of Chicago food festival. Many will then compete in the “National Restaurant Worker Olympics” featuring restaurant workers competing through a busser maze andcupcake-decorating event with celebrity judges Join celebrity judges:
Laura Washington, Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times and Political Analyst, ABC 7-Chicago
Achy Obejas, renowned author and writer, her latest novel is “Ruins”
Seneca Kern, Co-Founder, We Farm America
Teresa Ging, Owner, Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique
Kari Lydersen, Columbia College and independent journalist.
Sunday, June 26
, 20114 PM Restaurant Worker Flashmob Dance5-7 PM National Restaurant Worker Olympics
Dance- Taste of ChicagoOlympics- Pritzer Park (corner of Van Buren and State St.)