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Tips Take Center Stage in D.C.’s Fight For $15 Debate

Representatives of labor group Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), told Eater the group "will continue to fight for $15." In a statement, the group called the $15 minimum wage enactment "a positive step for many workers in the area," albeit one that was "made on the backs of over 29,000 hard working women and men, and many people of color, in the restaurant industry."

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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...

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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...

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Raising the tipped minimum wage: Good for workers, good for restaurants

Michael Saltsman’s assertion that raising D.C.’s tipped minimum wage would hurt servers was flat-out wrong . As a Manhattan restaurant owner, I’m proud to say that the recent increase in the minimum wage has made my business stronger and my employees’ livelihoods stabler and more secure.

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Talking story with ‘Forked’ author Saru Jayaraman about why tipping in restaurants is unfair to food servers

There’s no way to say this delicately, so I’m just going to come out and say it: tipping food servers is wrong. It’s messed up, unfair and appalling. Of course you should tip your servers if you eat out,...

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