Tag: tipped minimum wage

It’s Time to Put an End to Exploitative Tipped Wages

August 23, 2017

Although the restaurant industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, individuals who earn “tipped wages” remain particularly disenfranchised. The National Restaurant Association touts the false notion that “tip-earning employees can be among a restaurant’s highest earners.” In fact, industry wages are extremely low. People working… Read More»

An excellent reason to get rid of the tipped minimum wage

October 8, 2014

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… Read More»