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February 21, 2013
ROC'S LOBBYISTS ON A TAXPAYER-FUNDED RETAINER
Source: ROCEXPOSED.com

While the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) receives the bulk of its funding from left-wing foundations, they’ve also been the recipient of federal grant dollars from the Department of Labor. This relationship has caused no small amount of controversy; for instance, ROC is currently part of an investigation by the House of Representatives, as the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform tries to determine why taxpayers are funding an organization with a history of “intimidation of opponents” and “management problems.”

But the committee’s questions shouldn’t stop here. Also of interest is why the Labor Department is funding an organization that frequently boasts of lobbying Congress to impose new mandates on employers.

For instance, in her recently released book, ROC co-founder Saru Jayaraman boasts about her group’s lobbying efforts: “In the spring of 2010, Nikki [a ROC organizer] became a lobbyist for the first time…As a result of all the workers’ efforts [lobbying on Capitol Hill], more than two dozen new members of Congress signed on to the Healthy Families Act.” Jayaraman explains that “Over the last several years we’ve lobbied for paid sick days at the local, state and federal levels…” Despite all of this, ROC reported to the IRS that it does not engage in lobbying, as indicated in the group’s most recent Form 990.

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