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Hotel & Restaurant Labor Issues (San Francisco)
- Behind the Kitchen Door: The Promise of Opportunity in the San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area Restaurant Industry
By the Restaurant Opportunities Centers of the Bay Area, the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, and the Bay Area Restaurant Industry Coalition | June 2016
The report analyzes the impact of regional policies enacted to improve earnings and working conditions for low-wage workers, as well as the need to survey the range of other workplace issues critical to Bay area restaurant workers.
- The Wages and Self-Sufficiency of Unionized Hotel Workers in San Francisco
Carol Zabin, Associate Chair, UC Berkeley Labor Center | September 29, 2004
Study analyzes the adequacy of wages for San Francisco's hotel workers, based upon 2003 employment data. The author tests for adequacy/inadequacy using the "Self-Sufficiency Standard," a unique measure taking into account such factors as local cost-of-living, family size and composition, ages of dependent children, and so on. The author determines that 2003 workers' wages were doubly inadequate, given the industry's wage rates per se, and the lack of full-time employment opportunities in the sector.
- Policy Brief: Assessing the Distribution of Wage Increases and Answering Public Policy Questions Regarding a San Francisco Minimum Wage
Alex Lantsberg | UC Berkeley Labor Center | October 2003
- Industrial Welfare Commission order No. 5-2001 Regulating wages, hours and working conditions in the Public Housekeeping Industry
Effective January 1, 2002 as amended) (Updated as of January 1, 2006
- Promoting Health and Safety in San Francisco's Chinatown Restaurants: Findings and Lessons Learned from a Pilot Observational Checklist
Public Health Reports | 2011 Supplement 3 | Volume 126
In collaboration with university and community partners, the San Francisco Department of Public Health used an observational checklist to assess preventable occupational injury hazards and compliance with employee notification requirements in 106 restaurants in San Francisco's Chinatown. Sixty-five percent of restaurants had not posted required minimum wage, paid sick leave, or workers' compensation notifications; 82% of restaurants lacked fully stocked first-aid kits; 52% lacked antislip mats; 37% lacked adequate ventilation; and 28% lacked adequate lighting.
- San Francisco's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: Outcomes for Employers and Employees
Robert Drago and Vicky Lovell | Institute for Women's Policy Research | February, 2011
This study examines the effects of San Francisco's recent paid sick days legislation on employees and employers. New survey evidence is presented on how paid sick days are being used, the costs and benefits for employees and employers, and rates of employer compliance.
- "Talking Points: Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage Have a New Law for Help"
By Caroline Chen | SF Weekly Blog | Aug. 9 2011
San Francisco Hotel & Restaurant Advocacy
- Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NoBAWC)
A grassroots organization of democratic workplaces dedicated to building workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
- Young Workers' United
Young Workers United is dedicated to raising standards in the low-wage service sector in San Francisco through organizing, grass-roots policy advocacy, leadership development and public education. The Guide to Guilt Free Eating 2011 showcases restaurants that treat their employees with respect and fair practices.
- Fisherman's Wharf Merchant Association
Founded in 1946, with over 125 members representing the hotels, restaurants, attractions, retail stores, tour operators and service providers of Fisherman's Wharf, the Association provides community leadership that keeps the Wharf's history alive and its future secured.
- San Francisco Labor Council
Represents the collective interests of its affiliated unions and of working people in the City. Locate union news in the Bay area.
- Hotel Council of San Francisco
A non-profit organization representing all segments of the lodging industry. " The voice of San Francisco's hotels." A good place to get the hotel point of view on union issues.
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