The Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights with Eva Putzova (#83)

In this episode Kevin talks to Eva Putzova of ROC United about the Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights (RWBR) .

About the RWBR: The early weeks of the COVID pandemic gave us a glimpse into the necessity for widespread solidarity with restaurant and other essential workers. The last few years, if not before then, showed all of that a systemic change across a myriad of policies affecting women, mothers, people of color, and immigrants who comprise the vast majority of restaurant workers is not only popular but possible. With 70 restaurant workers, members of Restaurant Opportunity Centers United, ROC United created a concept for the Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights centered around: Thriving wages needed for a thriving life Time off necessary for healing and rest A safe and dignified work environment Universal healthcare and bodily autonomy Participation in governance.

About the Guest: Eva Putzova was born and raised in Slovakia earning her master’s degree from the University of Economics in Bratislava. In 2000 she moved to Flagstaff, Arizona her home in 2000. She started her professional career in the renewable energy sector and, in 2003, began working in higher education. In 2015, she received an Arizona Woman of Vision Award from the Arizona Women’s Conference and in 2017, the Eleanor Roosevelt Award given annually by the Coconino County Democratic Party for demonstrating democratic values in her service to the community.

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