Sure. So, my name is Saru Jayaraman and I am 41 and I co-founded and run a national organization called the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, ROC United; I’m also the director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley. ROC is a national organization based in New York, but I am personally based in Oakland, California.

We started the organization just after 9/11 together with workers who lost their jobs at Windows on the World, which was the restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center. We have, over the last 15 years, grown into an

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