A wide-ranging piece in the New York Times examines the highs and lows of New York City’s restaurant industry, taking a particularly close look at its continued use of a tipped minimum wage. We already know the hardships the subminimum wage system inflicts on the city’s tipped workers; they face disproportionate rates of poverty, sexual harassment, and discrimination as a result of being forced to rely on tips to survive.
In New York and states across the country, the fight for One Fair Wage is heating up like never before. Seven states —including California and the entire West Coast — have eliminated the tipped minimum wage, and they are watching their restaurant industries soar; jobs are not going away, and neither are tips. We can do this! But we can’t do it without you.
Click here to show your support for tipped workers nationwide by joining the One Fair Wage movement.