The restaurant industry is becoming more and more important to Michigan.
In fact, the restaurant industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in Metro Detroit.
But many entry-level workers have trouble becoming managers and find it difficult to move up to a better position. And some say that this difficulty stems from racial and gender discrimination.
Stateside’s Renee Gross reported on the story.
Saru Jayaraman is the director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. She said there’s racial and gender discrimination and segregation related to lack of mobility and glass ceilings faced by these workers.