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Democratic Platform Draft Calls for $15 Minimum for All, Elimination of Tipped Wage

Democratic Platform Draft Calls for $15 Minimum for All, Elimination of Tipped Wage

The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee issued a draft of the policy positions Sec. Clinton will be running on this November. As cited in a statement by Clinton campaign senior policy advisor Maya Harris, it “contains ambitious, progressive principles on wages, stating that working people should earn at least $15 an hour, citing New York’s minimum wage law and calling for raising and indexing the federal minimum wage. It also calls for the elimination of the ‘tipped’ wage...

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Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC Re-files Ballot Measure Calling for Elimination of Lower Tipped Minimum Wage in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. — Today, at a press conference outside the Wilson Building, Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United joined with Washington D.C.’s tipped workers to re-file a ballot initiative that will eliminate the unfair, lower tipped minimum wage in D.C, and...

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New Report Reveals Challenges Facing Employers Under Tipped Minimum Wage System

Today, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) released “Tipped Over: Employer Liability in a Two-Tiered Wage State,” a report that examines how rules necessary to regulate the subminimum wage system, including the so-called ‘80-20 Rule,’ create tremendous liabilities for both employers...

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Washington D.C. City Council Votes Against One Fair Wage, Approves Compromised Wage Deal on the Backs of Tipped Workers

“Today, the Washington D.C. City Council voted against one fair wage for the District’s tipped workers when it raised the non-tipped minimum to $15. While this is a positive step for many workers in the area, this deal was made on the backs of over 29,000 hard working women and men, and many people of color, in the restaurant industry. These workers experience poverty at nearly twice the rate of other D.C. workers. Nine out of ten of D.C.’s tipped restaurant workers experience some kind of sexual harassment on...

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DC for $15 and Supporters Fight to Include Tipped Workers in Mayor’s Minimum Wage Proposal

Today’s first DC Council hearing on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15/ hour was packed with supporters and critics. DC for $15 advocates were out in force, urging the mayor and council to go further in their proposal and not leave out tipped workers. While both the Mayor’s proposal and the ballot measure would increase the wage to $15, the initiative alone would eliminate the tipped penalty, creating one fair minimum wage for all workers.

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Report: D.C.’s Tipped Workers In Poverty at Nearly Twice the Rate of All D.C. Workers, Experience High Rates of Sexual Harassment

“Mayor Bowser’s initiative to increase the minimum wage to $15 in D.C. is a step in the right direction,” says Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of ROC United.  “But...

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