The Service Industry's Exploitation of Immigrant Workers
Praise for One Fair Wage: "A clearly argued . . . case for bringing economic justice to a growing segment of the workforce." -Kirkus Reviews "One Fair Wage shines a bright light on the complex and cruel web of systematic wage inequity in America-while also outlining the straightforward, concrete solutions necessary to overcome this crisis. Saru Jayaraman is a vital leader fighting for economic justice across our country, and her voice and vision are a road map for all of us." -Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal "One Fair Wage powerfully reveals the history of the racist, sexist subminimum wage and offers a wake-up call-challenging us to see how the subminimum wage continues to cause needless suffering in the lives of millions of people today, including incarcerated people and disabled workers who are often relegated to the margins of wage and labor debates. This book is not to be missed if you care about economic justice in America." -Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow "It is hard to believe that some American workers are legally paid as little as $2.13 an hour. In this passionate cry for justice Saru Jayaraman introduces us to some of those workers as they struggle to make ends meet. Reading this book there were times when I got so angry I had to stop and throw the book across the room." -Ruth Reichl, author of My Kitchen Year
Saru Jayaraman is the co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.