If you are currently, or have ever worked as a tipped restaurant employee, please sign in opposition to the proposed elimination of the Tip Credit for servers.
“The elimination of the tip credit will cut the take-home wages of thousands of tipped employees who make far above the proposed minimum hourly wage. These skilled hospitality professionals generally earn between $19-25 dollars per hour and have made clear many times before that they support a tipped minimum wage” Sean Kennedy, EVP of Public Affairs for the National Restaurant Association.
Imposing a $15 minimum on servers pay will be devastating to our hours, earning potential, and overall industry. We can’t afford this change. Our industry cannot afford this. Please sign below so we can urge lawmakers to vote against this change.
"Federal and most state laws allow for employers to apply a portion of employee tips to their combined wage. For tipped workers, if the combination of base wage plus tips does not total the minimum hourly wage, the employer must pay the employee to make up the difference.
If the tip credit is removed, many restaurants will eliminate tipping and move to an hourly wage system. Tipped employees would likely earn far less than they currently do and restaurants would be forced to reduce employee hours or operate with fewer employees.
High quality tipped guest services is a hallmark of the U.S. restaurant industry.
Recent attempts to eliminate the tip credit in Chicago, Maryland, D.C., Michigan, Virginia, New Mexico and Maine were soundly defeated after many tipped workers spoke out about why they prefer the tip credit."
Please join us by signing above and speaking out in opposition of removing the Tip Credit. We plan to gather as many signatures from industry workers as quickly as possible and send to lawmakers so OUR voice is heard. The one that matters.
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