The corporate restaurant industry has kept the federal tipped minimum wage at $2.13 since 1991 and they’re fighting to keep it as low as possible everywhere else.

Servers are fed up with living off tips. They are standing up for 1 FAIR WAGE.

These are our stories. Please join us.

Campaign Updates

10/14: #NOTONTHEMENU National Day of Action

Find and join a rally near you!
Currently, there are 43 states that let the restaurant industry force women to live off tips. That’s why on Tuesday, October 14th, we’re rallying for fair wages in the restaurant industry in several… Read More ›

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10/14: NOT ON THE MENU - NYC Rally Against Sexual Harassment!

Women’s rights leaders, community activists, and restaurant workers are headed to City Hall Plaza this Tuesday at 11am to rally against sexual harassment in the restaurant industry!
RSVP to the Facebook event here. 
The restaurant industry is the single largest… Read More ›

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Saru Jayaraman's MSNBC op-ed: The rise of the low-wage restaurant industrial complex

Last week, hundreds of fast food workers across the country went on strike, demanding better wages and working conditions. It’s not hard to see why: nearly half of all restaurant workers—including fast food workers—live in or near poverty. As Terrence… Read More ›

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Because Most Tipped Workers Won't Have a Charlie Sheen to Come to the Rescue

By now, you might’ve seen that multi-millionare and Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was treated to some internet blowback after the receipt from his recent meal at Philly restaurant, PYT, was posted online. He reportedly left a 20 cent tip… Read More ›

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Living Off Tips and Sexual Harassment

With nearly 37% of all sexual harassment charges –- more than 5 times the rate for the general female workforce – the restaurant industry is the single largest source of sexual harassment charges filed by women with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Since… Read More ›

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Go To The #livingofftips Campaign Updates Archive
  • #livingofftips

    1. ROC United
      ROC United: A TIP IS NOT A WAGE. Eliminate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers in NY. SIGN --> #1FairWage #livingofftips

    2. ROC United
      ROC United: RT @CelinaMontgome1: This is NOT a gratuity for services rendered. #livingofftips #shameonyou

    3. ROC United
      ROC United: New York needs to take a stand against rampant sexual harassment w/ #1FairWage, SIGN --> #LIVINGOFFTIPS

    4. ROC United
      ROC United: With #1FairWage, NY Wage Board could end unfair regulatory giveaway to restaurant industry @timesunion #livingofftips

    5. ROC United
      ROC United: Thankful for all the #GivingTuesday donations coming in today! #1FairWage #LivingOffTips

    6. ROC United
      ROC United: Waitstaff shouldn’t have to grovel for wages, @tomkeaneboston writes: via @bostonglobe #livingofftips #1fairwage

    7. ROC United

    8. ROC United
      ROC United: .@LaborSec Perez on #livingofftips: You have no guarantee of how much money will come in. That’s colossally unfair:

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