It centers around Christina Munce, a tipped worker and ROC member who earns $2.83 an hour as a server at Broad Street Diner in Philadelphia, PA. Her story is all too familiar to restaurant workers: earning a subminimum wage, relying on tips as income, and working unstable hours.
For months, ROC worked with reporters for The Fuller Project, which partnered with Time Magazine on the story, introducing them to workers and providing data on the restaurant industry. The result: a compelling article that shows the importance of One Fair Wage and our campaign to level the playing field in our economy, including the recent historic passage of the Raise the Wage Act in the US House of Representatives.
The Raise the Wage Act calls for a $15 minimum wage for all workers, including those who rely on tips, and represented for the first time since Emancipation that either house of Congress voted to eliminate the subminimum wage — a legacy of slavery — for tipped workers.
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