Thanks to celebrity chefs and a thriving foodie culture, Washington’s restaurant scene is hot. But look behind the menu and you’ll find cooks, busboys and waiters working long hours with no benefits or sick leave. Join Kojo as he explores the labor and wage concerns of DC area restaurant workers.


  • Jose Oliva National Policy Coordinator, Restaurant Opportunities Centers
  • Michael Selmi Professor, The George Washington University Law School, teaching employment discrimination and employment law
  • Tim Carman Food Writer, Washington City Paper

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