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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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Letter to D.C. Council members: $15 for all must include tipped workers

Washington, D.C. Councilmembers,

We, the undersigned individuals and organizations support a minimum wage in Washington, D.C., that is one fair wage of $15 for all, tipped and non-tipped workers alike....

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DC Mayor Bowser Short-Changes Tipped Workers

Washington, D.C. – As a popular ballot measure is poised to increase the minimum wage for all of DC’s workers, Mayor Muriel Bowser has decided to forego the will of the people with a woefully inadequate initiative of her...

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Visits Worker-Owned Restaurant in New York City, Endorses Campaign to Eliminate Tipped Subminimum Wage

New York, NY — Tuesday evening, restaurant workers advocating to raise the subminimum wage for tipped workers to the full minimum wage in New York State and nationwide were...

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Response to NY Min Wage Deal: ROC United Urges One Fair Wage That Includes Tipped Workers

New York, NY -- ROC United congratulates the many workers in the state of New York who will see their wages increase in light of today’s decision by legislators. A decision that ensures more workers enjoy the dignity and security that comes with a living wage is certainly a welcome one. While we are proud that our collective efforts resulted in a partial increase for the states 300,000 tipped workers — largely women and people of color — New York should follow California’s lead by ensuring one fair wage...

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On 25th Anniversary of Last Tipped Minimum Wage Increase, Prominent National Advocacy and Research Groups Call for Nation to Adopt One Fair Wage for All Workers

Washington D.C. -- This Friday, April 1st marks 25 years since the last change in the federal minimum wage for tipped employees, which was increased from just $2.09 to $2.13 per hour in 1991. This two-tiered system of a...

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