Tipped Over the Edge: Gender in the Restaurant Industry

Date/Time: 
02/13/2012

COME HEAR NEW DATA ON GENDER INEQUITY IN ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST AND FASTEST GROWING SECTORS!

RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITIES CENTERS UNITED

DOORS OPEN 8:30am with refreshments
PROGRAM 9-10am Monday February13
To bring attention to the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13
B-338, Canon House Office Building, Washington, DC
Hosted by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)
RSVP at 202-559-7496 or genderequityreport@rocunited.org or call for more information.

The restaurant industry’s treatment of women made headlines in the context of the 2012 Presidential campaign. However, few reporters covered the real story: women make up the majority of the industry’s more than 10 million workers, but suffer in its lowest-paying positions with little access to benefits. Women make up two-thirds (66%) of the 3.6 million restaurant workers in tipped occupations, for whom the federal minimum wage has been frozen at $2.13 for over twenty years. This makes the restaurant industry the only sector of the U.S. economy in which a lower wage for women is set by law and not just employer practice.

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