The two-tiered wage system is broken. We can fix it, but we’ll need your support.
The majority of all tipped workers, and more than 70% of servers, are women. In 43 states, they are paid a subminimum wage as low as $2.13 an hour – the federal rate since 1991. Ninety-percent of tipped restaurant workers report experiencing sexual harassment, and women in states with a $2.13 tipped minimum wage are TWICE as likely to experience sexual harassment than women in states with no subminimum wage.
There are millions of people currently employed by the restaurant industry, but countless more women that are introduced to the world of work through restaurants where they’re practically guaranteed to experience some form of harassment on the job.
When you’re living off tips, you literally live shift-to-shift, are forced to choose between groceries and bills, and are unable to plan for the future.
All workers, regardless of their occupation, should be guaranteed a livable wage paid directly to them by their employer. That’s why we’re advocating that the subminimum wage be eliminated, and instead of forcing customers to pay the majority of a server’s wages, all employers be required to pay all their workers at least one fair minimum wage.
Everyone deserves 100% of a fair minimum wage.
Women are speaking out against living off tips by declaring that they’re
NOT ON THE MENU. Check out the video from NYC’s rally below.
You can support our One Fair Wage campaign by donating during our fall fundraising campaign – 100 for 100%. If you agree that everyone deserves 100% of a fair minimum wage, be one of the 100 who makes a contribution to support One Fair Wage! Everything helps!
- Become a Member of ROC at $120 or more and be one of the 100 people this fall who help launch the fight for One Fair Wage.
- Become a Friend of ROC at $1,000 and be one of the 100 people this fall who help launch the fight for One Fair Wage and become a ‘Friend of ROC’
- Join the Leadership Circle at $10,000. Give a gift of $10,000 or more and help launch our One Fair Wage campaign by becoming a founding member of ROC’s Leadership Circle. The Leadership Circle is the group that will anchor the campaigns’ success and inspire donors throughout the campaign to give the kind of stretch gifts we’re going to need to win One Fair Wage.