Study Finds Significant Number of Workers Making Below Minimum Wagein San Francisco Chinatown Restaurants: Workers Loses Million in Unpaid Wages
San Francisco - On September 17th, Chinatown restaurant workers in conjunction with the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) and key research partners will release a study that exposes working conditions for restaurant workers in the popular SF tourist district Chinatown.
This groundbreaking report examines health and working conditions in Chinatown restaurants, with over 400 workers interviewed by their peers, and lays out a vision for improving working conditions for a healthy Chinatown. Research was designed and conducted by restaurant workers in partnership with researchers from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program, and the SF Department of Public Health, with writing support from the DataCenter.
San Francisco and the nation are facing an epidemic of labor law and health and safety violations. CPA invites you to attend our report launch to learn more about the conditions facing Chinatown restaurant workers, its impact on the local economy and community health, and our ideas for solving this crisis.
Visit the Chinese Progressive Association website.