The People Who Expect You to Pick Up the Tab

In restaurants and other industries where workers earn the tipped minimum wage ($2.13 an hour), employers expect the customer to pay their employees.

The average worker living off the tipped minimum wage is three times more likely to live in poverty and only make $8 an hour after tips, sometimes less. It’s time we raise the tipped minimum wage, which hasn’t budged since 1991.

Have you ever lived off tips? Are you currently a tipped worker? Share your living off tips story here or see other stories on Twitter using the hashtag #livingofftips.

Check out the video from Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United and learn how you can get involved.

Reposted from AFL-CIO NOW