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 major cities across the country.  It’s time for the restaurant industry to pay everyone ONE […]

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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 source of sexual harassment charges filed by women with the EEOC, with a rate FIVE […]

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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 Wise, a fast food worker who joined the strike in Kansas City, put it, “our […]

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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 to the server. Wednesday night, Charlie Sheen tweeted that he wanted give, Rob Knelly, the […]

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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 tipped minimum wages are usually so low that it amounts to $0 paychecks, the majority […]

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Go To The #livingofftips Campaign Updates Archive
  • #livingofftips

    1. ROC United
      ROC United: @adamconover great job pointing out absurdities of #livingofftips! Our big policy campaign right now is #1FairWage:

    2. ROC United
      ROC United: Awesome take-down of the two-tiered wage system by @adamconover: #1FairWage #livingofftips

    3. ROC United
      ROC United: Servers use food stamps at 2x the rate of other workers. NY voters want #1fairwage! #livingofftips #raisethewage

    4. ROC United
      ROC United: Long-time #RhodeIsland restaurant server writes Providence Journal op-ed in support of #1FairWage: #livingofftips

    5. ROC United
      ROC United: Long-time #RhodeIsland restaurant server writes Providence Journal op-ed in support of #1FairWage: #livingofftips

    6. ROC United
      ROC United: .@NYDailyNews calls for 'a clean, clear minimum wage for all' #1FairWage #raisethewage #livingofftips

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

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

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

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

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