JUST Dining: A Look Into Service Industry Workers’ Rights


The Workers’ Rights Center of Madison (WRC) was formed in the early 2000s as a way for the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin (ICWJ) to study the actual workplace conditions of Dane County employers. By bringing together community activists, workers, union leaders and social service providers, the Center was able to become a hub for low-wage and immigrant workers to report to if they ever had troubles with wage theft, sexual harassment, health violations or other workplace problems.

One of their most recent projects is the JUST Dining Guide which focused on working conditions of downtown Madison restaurants. The guide informs customers and workers about the wages, benefits and working conditions for people who cook, prepare, and serve food. It also highlights employers who are going the extra mile to provide good quality, family supporting jobs in our community and makes it easy for customers and workers to be able to compare and contrast the various restaurants in downtown Madison.

For more information:

Workers’ Rights Center of Madison:
Villager Mall, 2300 S. Park Street, Suite 6
worker1@sbcglobal.net (608) 255 0376
www.wrcmadison.org