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In 1991, a loaf of bread cost 70 cents, the average salary was $29,000, and the minimum wage for tipped employees was $2.13.
21 years later, bread costs $2.89, and American workers are taking home $40,000.
But the minimum wage for tipped employees is still $2.13.
Food service workers have 3 times the poverty rate of the rest of the US workforce. Raising the minimum wage for the benefit of 29 million low-wage workers would only increase food costs by, at most, 10 cents a day for consumers. The Miller-Harkin Fair Minimum Wage Act which would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour over the next 3 years and the tipped minimum wage from $2.13 to 70% of the regular minimum wage.
Please urge Congress to support the Miller-Harkin Fair Minimum Wage Act. Sign the petition.
the petition to support the Miller-Harkin Fair Minimum Wage Act!Go!
a letter of support for an increased tipped minimum wage.Go!
a ROC STAR to spread the word about $2.13 where you live.Go!
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Join the fight against income inequality by making a donation to the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United.
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