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Tipped Workers and the Fight for $15

Mat Hanson and Nikki Cole The Forge
One Fair Wage is fighting for tipped restaurant workers; it is fighting for Uber and Lyft drivers, car wash workers, nail salon techs, youth, the incarcerated, workers with disabilities.

Tidbits - Jan. 14, 2021 - Reader Comments: One Week - Coup Attempt and Resistance; America Through Nazi Eyes; Impeachment; Holding Trump, His Enablers and Cohorts Responsible; Israeli Apartheid; Tech and Retail Workers; Resources; Announcements; and more.

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Why It Matters: The Consequences of D.C.’s Tipped Wage Vote

Khorri Atkinson Axios
While the Fight for $15 campaign has forced dozens of states and cities across the U.S. to increase their minimum wage in recent years, activists have finally begun to turn their attention to tipped workers.

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How Hurricane Harvey Is Affecting Houston’s Restaurant Employees

Amy McCarthy Eater
Hospitality union UNITE HERE represents more than 3,000 restaurant and hotel employees in the greater Houston area, and around 250 of its members have experienced “catastrophic losses,” according to Texas organizing director Danna Schneider. UNITE HERE arrived soon after Harvey made landfall, and the organization has since been delivering groceries and checking up on its members.

Dine-Out Economy Rests on the Backs of Women

Saru Jayaraman The Gender Policy Report - University of Minnesota
The restaurant industry includes 7 of the 10 lowest paying jobs in the country. Half of the women in the minimum wage workforce are tipped workers. Segregation of women, particularly women of color, in these jobs is a major contributor to the gender pay gap.
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