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Colors -Keeping a 9/11 Vision Alive
The restaurant was open by former workers of Windows of the World. 
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Colors opened in an area with little foot traffic and near New York University -- so it struggled to attract customers to its high-end restaurant. 

(Soni Sangha)

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When the high-end service that the Windows on the World employees were accustomed to changed to a casual dining atmosphere with less pay and fewer tips, workers left in droves.

(Soni Sangha)

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Just as things began looking bleak, Colors got a new lease on life. The union stepped in, turning Colors into a training ground for future members, who receive a stipend for their training. Here, the students are learning how to prepare the perfect cup of espresso.

(Soni Sangha)

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The union pays Colors for use of its space and the trainees complete their studies by serving lunch – a meal not initially part of Colors’ business scheme. Here, students are discussing the differences in types of tea in this class devoted to front-of-house duties that include waiting tables, greeting guests.

(Soni Sangha)

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Juan Carlos Ruiz helps orchestrate outreach for the training programs for the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

(Soni Sangha)

Colors -Keeping a 9/11 Vision Alive

The restaurant was open by former workers of Windows of the World. 

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