Restaurant labor group uses part of a million dollar government grant to increase membership?

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Restaurant Opportunities Centers United can’t say this of course. The grant is supposed to go to helping improve the health of people of Asian descent in the restaurant business. However, a good portion of the taxpayer funded grant appears to be going toward a membership drive for its lobbying arm.

The group targets restaurant owners and seeks to increase restaurant regulation. (And costs.)

(From The Free Beacon)

Soon after the subgrant was announced in March, ROC NOLA put out a job posting for it(s) Healthy Foods, Healthy Workers project designed to “engage restaurant owners who employ Asian American workers to 1) sign a pledge to provide healthier food for the workers’ ‘family meal’ or staff meal, and 2) join RAISE.”

RAISE is a trade association of restaurant owners and workers that routinely lobby lawmakers to institute higher pay and benefits for employees and drive up costs for employers.

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