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Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4-6pm
Please join us for our Monthly Meeting and Know Your Rights Workshop! This month, we will hear from our ROC-MI leaders about our National Leadership Network Convening in Washington, DC and learning about anti-discrimination laws. We ask that you RSVP so that we have enough refreshments for everyone. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/411450975871829/
Monday, February 27, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm
ROC-MI is a non-profit organization that strives to improve working conditions for all Michigan restaurant workers. Join us for our monthly membership meeting! There will be pizza. We will also be running a "Know Your Rights" session this month on Organizing! Know your rights? Think you do? Come check it out! Non-members welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/1253010371449771/
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 4-6pm
Check out our November monthly membership meeting *and* our 2nd installment of our "Know Your Rights" sessions. This month, we will be discussing "Health & Safety and Worker's Compensation". Think you know your rights? Let's find out! Want to know more about your rights? Come on down! Non-members welcome! :) Food and beverage provided. https://www.facebook.com/events/103510463464305/
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 5pm
The mission of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce. We are 18,000 restaurant workers, 200 high-road employers, thousands of engaged consumers united for raising restaurant industry standards.
Friday, May 20, 2016 from 10am-2pm
We will be gathering signatures to make sure that any time OUR tax dollars are used for a development project (hockey stadiums, bridges, oil refineries, etc.), WE have a seat at the table to make sure that Detroiters will benefit. This legislation will go to the 2016 ballot. "Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) provide a tool to help ensure that public investments have a true community benefit, rather than only benefiting powerful development interests. CBAs engage residents in the decision-making process, and use a binding legal contract to leverage public investment for a public good that is in line with true community needs. Reasons to Support the Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance - Nearly 2000 Detroiters have signed the petition calling for a strong and enforceable Community Benefit Agreement ordinance and the number of signatures is growing. - Detroiters deserve the type of economic development where all Detroiters benefit not just a few wealthy individuals and big corporations. - When our tax dollars and public lands are used to benefit private investments, Detroiters deserve a strong and enforceable Community Benefit Agreement ordinance on the books to protect our interest. - We call on each city council member to support a strong and enforceable community benefit agreement ordinance!" -the Detroit People's Platform "Our public resources and our land in the city of Detroit is extremely precious. As we move forward — knowing that our politicians come and go — how do we make sure that there’s an embedded process no matter who the leadership, no matter who is elected, that there is this process within that always has the community be part of those discussions?" - Rashida Tlaib http://www.facebook.com/events/480226168832542/
Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9am-noon
Celebrating MOSES' accomplishments for the year, honoring our leaders and planning for the next year.
Monday, November 23, 2015 from 5-8pm
ALL HANDS ON DECK!!! The Thanksgiving Day Parade and Black Friday Walmart demonstrations are happening back to back and we need big turnouts!!! Both of these events are great opportunities to gather signatures for the Earned Paid Sick Days ballot initiative... and as workers, we need to show support fo our brothers and sisters who have to work during the insanity of Black Friday without access to living wages!!! Come down to Colors and join members of ROC-MI, D15, Our Walmart, Jobs with Justice and a great group of other activists in a fun day of making signs and phone calls. We will also have plenty of pizza and pop for everyone who helps out! Hope to see you there!!! http://www.facebook.com/events/1935214190036378/
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 6:30-8pm
The focus of this potluck will be on cooperative education. ROC-Michigan will share information relating to Colors Co-op Academy and building a "Worker Owned" food related business. Job With Justice, The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN), The Cooperation Group, The Center for Community Based Enterprise (C2BE) and Colors Co-op Academy, will continue to jointly sponsoring a potluck series to discuss job creation and economic development ideas for broadly empowering the people of Detroit. The purpose of these gatherings are simple: to break bread over good conversation surrounding the work of building a new economy, based in human need, full employment /green jobs which works for everyone. Everyone is invited who is doing or is interested in doing this kind of community-building. As we get to know each other, we may foster relationships that will enhance our various respective projects and create the possibility for future new-economy collaborations. About the Potluck: If you have time to cook, make your favorite dish and bring it to the potluck. If you have more money than time, stop at your favorite deli or restaurant and bring their best edibles. No time and a little money? Stop by your favorite store and pick up your favorite munchies (bag of chips, cookies or whatever). No money or time? Just bring yourself - your presence is a cherished gift. Potluck information is on Activate 313: Detroit’s Progressive Calendar http://Activate313.org & http://DetroitCooperatives.nationbuilder.com Change the status quo by building a new economy: The status quo is that people with money control most present-day businesses; control is determined by the amount of money that is invested in the business. These traditional businesses are one of people with capital hiring employees for the maximization of profit. It is the maximization of the investor’s capital that is at the heart of many of today’s businesses. By contrast, at the heart of a worker cooperative is the welfare of its workers. A worker cooperative sometimes called solidarity cooperatives is owned and controlled democratically by the people that work in it, one-person one vote, in a cooperative the workers hire the capital. Solidarity cooperatives empower workers owners to control there own economic future.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 2-4pm
The Michigan Earned SIck Time Act will grant paid sick leave to Michigan workers. In order to get this act on the 2016 ballot, the Time to Care Coalition needs the help of volunteers like you! Attend this FREE training to become a petitioner and make this dream a reality for ALL Michigan workers and their families! This is the first of many trainings. We will be offering future sessions of this training and webinars in the upcoming weeks and months, so stay tuned!!! http://www.facebook.com/events/873784582675978/
Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 5-7pm
Founded in 2008, ROC-Michigan is dedicated to winning improved working conditions and opportunities for advancement for Southeast Michigan’s 134,000 restaurant workers, many of whom work for low pay with little to no benefits. Our members and leaders come from every part of the world and from every part of the industry – from dishwashers to servers, from fast food to fine dining. We believe that good jobs with family-sustaining wages benefit workers, employers, and consumers. We all have a stake in improving opportunities for those who work for our nation’s largest private employer – the restaurant industry. ROC-Michigan is an independent affiliate of ROC United, a national organization of over 10,000 restaurant workers. ROC was originally founded in New York City by a group of restaurant workers who had formerly worked at the World Trade Center and were displaced by the 9-11 tragedy. Together, we take action in our workplaces and in our communities to achieve a more just and equitable world. CONTACT US Tel: (313) 962-5020 Fax: (313) 962-5021 Directions: We are located in the Virgil Carr Building (Arts League of Michigan) located in downtown Detroit’s Paradise Valley Cultural and Entertainment district. We are within easy walking distance of the Michigan Opera Theater, Tiger Stadium, and Ford Field.