Thanks to those of you who participated in last week’s day of social action for the good of bringing about justice. I believe we had some effective actions in both Jefferson City and Kansas City. The rain certainly did not put a damper on efforts. Giving public witness to one’s faith is a powerful thing.  Thanks for displaying such courage.
The demonstration with Jobs with Justice on the Plaza in KC was also worthwhile. We sent a clear message to Capitol Grille that management is clearly not giving its employees a just wage. Thank God for Restaurant Opportunities Centers United who started this effort across the nation for just wages for restaurant workers. ROC-United is a non-profit seeking to improve working conditions for restaurant workers. They are challenging Darden Restaurants, the world’s largest full service restaurant brand. Capitol Grille is one among 1,500 restaurants in seven chains operated by Darden. Wages are as low as $2.13 an hour for some of their 150,000 employees nationwide. This is unacceptable for a company with $8.7 billion in sales and CEO compensation of $6.9 million. Please call Darden’s Headquarters in Florida at 407-245-4000 to tell them our communities need sustainable wages. Please consider boycotting the following restaurants until justice is served: Capital Grille, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Texas Roadhouse.
Daryl Charron, C.PP.S.