October 8, 2014

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

An excellent reason to get rid of the tipped minimum wage

Women who earn the federal tipped minimum wage of only $2.13/hour are twice as likely to face sexual harassment at work as women in states requiring the full minimum wage, according to a new report by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United.

“We need to eliminate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers in the United States,” says Saru Jayaraman, co-director of ROC. “Women who have to live off of tips are subjected to the worst kind of sexual harassment.”

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