Racial Equity 2030

High Road Kitchens For Racial Equity and One Fair Wage

One Fair Wage

One Fair Wage will expand its High Road Kitchens program to provide restaurants with subsidies if they commit to its Racial Equity Toolkit & Training Program, which trains restaurants to desegregate their staff racially and raise wages for workers of color. The team will work with the U.S. Department of Labor to make this a federal program, supporting thousands of restaurants to increase wages and racial equity for hundreds of thousands of workers.

Competition Participation
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Racial Equity 2030
Subject
Economic mobility
Current Work Location(s):
  • Michigan, United States
  • New York, United States
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • Illinois, United States
  • California, United States
  • New Hampshire, United States
  • Michigan, United States
  • Arizona, United States
  • Pennsylvania, United States
  • District of Columbia, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Economically disadvantaged people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary

The restaurant industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing employment sectors, but it provides the lowest wages and highest levels of racial segregation. Segregation of workers of color into more casual restaurants and lesser-tipping positions results in a $5 per hour wage gap between Black women and white men tipped workers—which only worsened with COVID-19.

The High Road Kitchens program was created to provide restaurants with subsidies if they commit to our Kellogg-funded Racial Equity Toolkit & Training Program, which trains restaurant management to desegregate their staff racially and raise wages for workers of color. We have the opportunity to work with leaders in the U.S. Deptartment of Labor to make this a federal program, supporting thousands of restaurants to increase wages and racial equity for hundreds of thousands of workers and providing federal recognition to these restaurants—thus encouraging others to follow suit.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

One Fair Wage

website: http://www.onefairwage.org
Organization Headquarters
Massachusetts, United States
Organization ID
85-0692228
Annual Operating Budget
$1.0 to 5 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
26 to 50
Type
Non-profit

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity