Raise the Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers
Dear Member of Congress,
As your constituent and a member of 9to5, National Association of Working Women, I urge you to support the Working for Adequate Gains for Employment in Services (WAGES) Act , H.R. 631. It's unconscionable that tipped workers are only earning $2.13/hr. That's not enough to live on.
This bill will restore the value of the tipped worker minimum wage from the current $2.13/hr. to no less than $5.50/hr over several yearly increases.
Workers should not have to rely on the whim or generosity of customer tips that fluctuate widely depending on the day, week, season and economic condition. Tipped workers need to earn a decent, steady income paid by the employer.
It is time to make sure all employees are paid fair wages for their hard work. Tipped workers have been left behind because their wages have stagnated for 20 years, while the minimum wage for all other workers has risen.
I urge you to co-sponsor the WAGES Act and to work actively for its passage. I would appreciate knowing your position on this important piece of legislation.
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