Last Friday, ROC-United Co-Director and Co-Founder, Saru Jayaraman sat down to chat with Bill Maher and guests on Real Time With Bill Maher on the history of the tipped minimum wage and why it’s been frozen at $2.13/hour for the past 20 years. The restaurant industry employs 10 million people in the US; restaurant workers use food stamps at twice the rate of the rest of the workforce and are 3 times as likely to live in poverty. Saru Jayaraman chronicles the impact of the restaurant industry’s abysmally low wages on people across the US in her new book Behind The Kitchen Door.

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