In collaboration with One Fair Wage, we launched the #RaiseTheWage campaign to advocate for an increase in our federal minimum wage AND the gradual phase-out of the subminimum wage paid to tipped workers.
Why is this important?
This critical moment for tipped workers is long overdue. There has not been an increase to the subminimum wage – just $2.13 at the federal level – since 1991. Tipped workers who earn a subminimum wage are essential workers, primarily women and people of color, who face unprecedented rates of housing and food insecurity, unemployment, and poverty.
The need for One Fair Wage—a full minimum wage of $15 with tips on top—has never been greater than now. Encourage policymakers to #RaiseTheWage using our hashtag.
On 2.13.2021, we invited you to hang with the stars while celebrating the real stars of this pandemic—the service workers keeping us nurtured and fed. If you missed the live broadcast our inspiring Servers Are Stars event, you can watch the entire stream below.
Check out Jane Fonda, Alyssa Milano, Lily Tomlin, Chelsea Handler, Leslie Odom Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Maysoon Zayid, and MORE as they share their own stories as past servers, and as we hear from servers themselves.
Although President Joe Biden doesn’t believe a $15 increase to the federal minimum wage will be in the final proposed Covid-19 relief package… READ MORE.
Many making subminimum wage don’t earn enough to qualify for unemployment. During the pandemic, 6 million restaurant workers were left behind… READ MORE.