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Restaurant Trainers Proud to Join 'Newspaper' Union

In Philadelphia and a half-dozen other big cities, low-wage dishwashers, cooks and other “back of the house” restaurant staff are learning the skills they need to move up front as higher-paid servers, hosts and bartenders. They’re also learning how to fight exploitation in an industry with below-minimum wages, few if any benefits and only a tiny sliver of workers with a union voice. Recently, the people training them became members of the Philadelphia Newspaper Guild.

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