Big Tips Can't Solve Small Wages


by New Economy Working Group on Mar 18, 2014 | Views: 150 | Score: 3
whitepeople of colorall
in states with the lowest minimum wage ($2.13/hr)162520
in states with the highest minimum wage ($7.25-$9.19/hr)131414
Percent of Tipped Workers Living in Poverty
Sources: rocunited.org
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New Economy Working Group
New Economy Working Group on Mar 13, 2014 3:57 PM said:

Tipped work, often in restaurants, is one of the lowest paid professions, particularly for people of color. Tipped workers live in poverty at 3X the rate of the U.S. workforce.

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Mar 24, 2014 11:16 PM said:

Great chart. The federal sub-minimum wage was initially pegged to 50% of the minimum wage limit. However, large chain restaurant lobbyists successfully campaigned for legislation removing this requirement. As a result, tipped workers such as waiters haven't received a wage increase in over 22 years, even while many major restaurant chains have seen revenues increase 50% in this period. Correspondingly, tipped workers are 300% more likely to be impoverished. Check out more information here. savvyroo.com/chart-2971300319…

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