We Need to Talk (via Pittsburgh City Paper)

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We Need to Talk 

by Celine Roberts   |   September 27, 2017   |   PGHCityPaper.com


“There should be someone for everyone to trust and feel comfortable talking to about really sensitive things that happen in the industry.”


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"Last July, United States Bartenders' Guild Pittsburgh Chapter President Nicole Battle told a powerful story at the 86 Conference, a two-day forum organized by Good Peoples Group and Collected Pgh to address issues of sexism, racism, classism and company culture in the restaurant industry. At the bar where Battle was working, a male bartender had cut off a drunk, unruly patron and removed him. “Everyone thought he was a hero. The managers were like, ‘Way to go!’” says Battle. A week later, the same thing happened to Battle. She cut off a drunk and unruly patron who then began throwing things at her. “I was like, ‘You’re done! Get out,’” says Battle. She says she was pulled aside by managers and told she couldn’t speak to customers like that..."


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