Monday, April 03, 2006

Good Jobs, Good Food

City Limits Weekly takes a sneak peek at a study that will be released on Wednesday by the Restaurant Opportunity Center of New York:
Restaurant workers who are mistreated on the job are less likely to prepare food safely, according to a new report to be released Wednesday by the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY). "Dining Out, Dining Healthy" details the link between public health and good labor practices in the city’s restaurant industry. For example, approximately 21 percent of workers without paid sick days reported having sneezed, coughed or spit in food, compared to the 12 percent of those who did receive these benefits. The report also found that of the workers from restaurants with many labor violations, 66 percent did not receive any health and safety training compared to the 34 percent of those with few labor violations.
Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Elana said...

what a great report! thanks for calling my attention to it.