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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...

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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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California Legislators Adopt $15 Minimum Wage for All Workers; New York Urged to Follow Suit and Include Tipped Workers

ROC United applauds California legislators' decision to move forward with raising the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour. Saru Jayaraman, Co-director and Co-founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United comments, "The move to $15 in a state that long ago did away with the antiquated system of a sub-minimum wage for tipped workers will bring significant improvement in the lives of restaurant workers, who nationally experience poverty at twice the rate of the rest of the U.S. workforce.

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Largest U.S. Restaurant Company Targeted Over Treatment of Workers, Animals, Environment

WASHINGTON— A coalition of environmental, social-justice and animal-welfare groups announced a campaign today calling on Olive Garden and its parent company, Darden Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest full-service restaurant employer, to do more to protect animals, the environment and workers by substantially improving their food sourcing and labor practices.

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Restaurant Opportunities Center of Pennsylvania and Allies Take One Fair Wage Campaign Statewide

Harrisburg, PA -- Today, Restaurant Opportunities Center of Pennsylvania and its allies counter the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association’s annual lobbying day with it’s own day of action, uniting workers, employers, and activists from across Pennsylvania to urge legislators...

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