The majority of people earning sub-minimum wages and living off tips are WOMEN. Is it a coincidence that the tipped minimum wage has been frozen at $2.13 since 1991? We don’t think so.
Don’t tipped workers have to be paid at least $7.25 if tips fall short? Even though the law requires business owners to pay at least the full minimum wage when tips + the subminimum wage don’t = the regular minimum wage, this is rarely enforced. It’s called WAGE THEFT. Low-wage workers are robbed far more often than banks, gas stations and convenience stores combined — and the perpetrators are their own employers.
Special thanks to Gloria Steinem, Karlyn, Autumn, Jennifer, Chloe, Stephanie, Brandy and all the women who join The LIVING OFF TIPS Campaign because of this video!