Low-Wage Restaurant Workers Struggle to Provide Nightcare for Children

September 28, 2016

On Wednesday, Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United is publishing “NIGHTCARE: The Growing Challenge for Parents on the Late Shift,” the most comprehensive examination to date of the childcare needs of America’s restaurant workers. Drawing from outreach and case management with over 2,000 restaurant workers in New York over the past two years, as well as a previous ROC United report—“The Third Shift: Child Care Needs and Access for Working Mothers in Restaurants,” NIGHTCARE offers a vivid picture of the unique hardships faced by restaurant workers, specifically tipped workers striving to support a family on the separate, lower subminimum wage.