One Fair Wage

For All Workers

The restaurant industry’s two-tiered wage system is broken. We can fix it.

Why do we support #1FairWage? Because we can't feed our families on zero dollar tips. #BetterTipsBetterWages Lear https://t.co/VeB9bT0b3P

#OneFairWage

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The restaurant industry is America’s fastest growing economic sector; it's also among it’s lowest paying. Tipped workers are paid a separate, lower minimum wage that starts at $2.13 an hour at the federal level — a rate that hasn’t changed since 1991. We can — and we must — do better.

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  • Living Off Tips

    “If you are living off tips it means you are not getting a living wage. It means you are dependent upon the kindness, or generosity of strangers.”

    – Gloria Steinem
  • Living Off Tips

    “My dream has always been to give the best to my son, to be able to give him what I couldn’t have, and that he doesn’t suffer what I’ve suffered.”

    – Maria
  • Living Off Tips

    “Every two weeks we have no idea what our checks are going to be. We have no idea if we can make it month to month.”

    – Jennifer
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NEW REPORT: Wait Staff And Bartenders Depend On Tips For More Than Half Of Their Earnings

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