Episode 4 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.
A feature interview continuing the focus on the struggles of food service workers with Part 2 of a conversation with the nonprofit organization The Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) PA and their work fighting to improve wages and working conditions. This part covers the issue of wages and benefits in the industry, through the experiences of Bobbi Linskens, organizer and former server, and Abbey Rideout, a barista and member of ROC. (Part 3 will appear in a special bonus episode.)
Battle of Homestead Foundation Communication Manager Larry McCollough with the latest on upcoming free online events hosted by the organization. The episode finished with a song selection from Larry, another inspired by the theme of the restaurant worker:
“Nickeled and Dimed” from the film “The American Ruling Class”, inspired by the book “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America,” written by the social historian Barbara Ehrenreich in 1998.
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Music: "Americana" by Mr. Smith.