People of Color Are Paid 56 Percent Less Than White Workers in Restaurant Industry: Study

October 22, 2015

Women of color earn, on average, $4 less than white men in California.

A new study reveals that there is still a shocking amount of segregation — both gender- and racially-based — in the restaurant industry. Conducted by Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), a group that is dedicated to improving working conditions in the restaurant industry and the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, the study specifically focuses on California’s restaurant industry. Called “Ending Jim Crow in America’s Restaurants: Racial and Gender Occupational Segregation in the Restaurant Industry,” the study, perhaps unsurprisingly, found that white males are “afforded the…