National Restaurant Association

The president's appointees on the labor board just made it harder for workers to fight big chains like McDonald's.
The administration says the changes will steer more money to cooks and dishwashers. Worker groups say it will lead to lower pay and wage theft.
The National Restaurant Association is perhaps the largest trade group that you have never heard of.
The National Restaurant Association's members include quick service, fast casual, managed foodservice, casual and fine dining
More than four million Americans work in the full service restaurant industry. Of these, nearly half rely on public assistance for their family's basic needs, according to Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United researchers.
Hotels are making a killing. Occupancy rates are exceeding pre-recession highs, and are expected to reach record levels in 2016. But the little-known trade association representing this robust $163 billion dollar industry is a major force fighting behind the scenes on Capitol Hill and in statehouses and courtrooms across the country to keep workers wages low.
Tipping pushes waiters into poverty, so let's stop doing it.
Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. aren't eligible for even one paid sick day. It's a big problem for individuals, families and our economy as a whole.
For years, the "Other NRA" has flexed its political muscle to keep wages low and to freeze the tipped minimum wage at just $2.13 per hour. Plus, thanks to non-stop NRA lobbying, the House last month passed a bill changing the threshold for employer-provided coverage under the ACA to deny health care to employees who work 30 hours per week.
Our tax dollars are subsidizing both the fast-food workers who need the help and the companies' CEOs who don't.
For the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be a success, young adults need to enroll, not only because they make up a disproportionate share of those without health care coverage, but also because they are needed to balance the risk pool.
The NRA's very presence in this debate, the very fact that they planted this letter, is paradoxical evidence against the argument that the higher minimum wage comes exclusively out of workers' jobs and higher prices.
"This industry over the last 20 years has demanded repeatedly that customers pay their workers' wages rather than they themselves
It takes a keen eye and a bit of restraint in order to decline the offerings and keep your costs low.
These are interesting times. These are exciting times. There is much to be reveled about the fact that, more and more, rich history and family stories are being brought forward to the table by soulful chefs, entertaining magical spices, flavors and teas from around the globe.
Even better, the chefs offered up insight on which restaurants they'll be hitting up when they're not tied up at the show