From Triangle Shirtwaist to Windows on the World: Restaurants as The New Sweatshops


Saru Jayaraman


Fair Labor Standards Act, labor, National Standards Act, Occupational Safety & Health Act, workers rights


NYU Journal of Legislative and Public Policy

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Policy Summary

This paper points to better enforcement of Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and National Labor Standards Act as necessary policy interventions to protect restaurant workers, who are in many ways paralleling the garment workers in the sweatshops of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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