Friday, 7 December 2012 | Molly Stentz
Madison is a food conscious town. We are blessed with abundance. Over the past twenty years, the number of restaurants in the city has exploded. But, faced with so many choices, how do you make a choice?
Well, if you thought the only ways to judge a restaurant are by its atmosphere, its service, or the taste of its food… you would be wrong. The Workers’ Rights Center and the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin just gave you a new way: a guide to how local restaurants treat their workers.
The Just Dining Guide to restaurants in the downtown Madison area grades 139 restaurants in six categories. Restaurants are rated on whether they provide: time off with pay, sick day pay, retirement savings, health insurance, written policy and pay records, and a living wage. It was compiled by interviews and surveys of both employees and employers. WORT’s Brian Standing has the story.