Women Disproportionately Affected by Minimum Wage for Restaurant Workers

by Black Captain

There are people who care deeply about whether or not everything on their plates has been grown within a hundred miles. But do they care about the person who’s serving? —Gloria Steinem


-> servers are two times more likely to use food stamps, which is particularly insulting since they work around food all day. Two-thirds of tipped workers are women, contributing to a very gendered view of poverty, and tipped workers only earn enough to meet the federal minimum wage in 7 states. And that’s the bright side, assuming your customers don’t use racism or homophobia to avoid tipping you anything at all.