One Fair Wage

State Campaigns

Active State Campaigns

Due to the lobbying power of the National Restaurant Association and Fortune 500 restaurant corporations, the restaurant industry is one of the only industries that gets away, in 43 states, with not paying the great majority of people who work in restaurants — servers, bussers, hosts, bartenders — at least the minimum wage.

The One Fair Wage campaign of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is seeking to right this wrong by making gains nationwide. From recent victories in Maine and Flagstaff, AZ, to active One Fair Wage campaigns in New York, DC, and Michigan, working people are gaining ground to reversing the decades old problem of subminimum wages that keep working families in poverty.

Click below for updates on our state campaigns and sign up to get involved. Together, we can make One Fair Wage a reality.


District of Columbia
New York