Did you know that the vast majority of people earning $2.13 and living off tips are women?
The fight to raise and/or abolish the tipped minimum wage is an issue of gender justice. Seventy-percent of servers are women, but they’re confined to the lowest paying segments of the industry. In fact, over the course of a career, female servers earn just 68% of what a male server gets paid… amounting to a difference of over $320,000. (Find our report, Tipped Over the Edge, here.)
Standing up for equal pay and fighting the gender wage gap means abolishing the subminimum wage.