#1FairWage because restaurant workers like Maria deserve to give their children the best future possible. https://t.co/XsRU3L9GK2


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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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Spread the Word About #1FairWage!

Watch these videos and then click the tweets below to automatically tweet them in support of working mothers, economic security, and an end to sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.


"I'm a single mother & I don't receive any help, because I don't qualify for any of it. Living off tips is hard when you're raising a child on your own & trying to build a future."-Julie

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Faith Leaders Support One Fair Wage in New York

September 10, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Executive Chamber State Capitol

Albany, NY 12224

Re: Letter in support of One Fair Wage from New York Faith Leaders


Dear Governor Cuomo,

We applaud your...

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