In The Kitchen: Immigrant Workers And Restaurants

In The Kitchen: Immigrant Workers And Restaurants

Kojo explores where immigrant labor fits into America's food service industry and asks what immigration reform could mean for workers, restaurant owners and diners.

Restaurant patrons need only look up from their table to understand how much of their night out depends on immigrant labor. In an industry where one in 10 workers is an undocumented immigrant, these workers are pouring our water, preparing our meals and washing our dishes. Kojo explores where these workers fit into America's food service industry and asks what immigration reform could mean for workers, restaurant owners and diners.

Guests

Saru Jayaraman

co-founder and co-director, Restaurant Opportunities Center United; author, Behind the Kitchen Door

Angelo Amador

Vice President, Labor and Workforce Policy, National Restaurant Association.

Madeleine Sumption

senior policy analyst, Migration Policy Institute

Andy Shallal

Owner of Busboys and Poets, Iraqi American, peace activist, artist, and co-founder of The Peace Cafe.

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.