The federal tipped minimum wage has been $2.13 since 1991.

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In 1991, a loaf of bread cost 70 cents, the average annual salary was $29,000, and the minimum wage for tipped employees was $2.13.

22 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.

Servers use food stamps at double the rate of the rest of the US workforce, and are three times as likely to live in poverty. 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 would lift millions out of poverty and cost consumers an extra dime a day.

No one should earn less than the minimum wage. It’s time to move toward one fair minimum wage for all workers.

Sign the petition in support of the Fair Minimum Wage Act.