Last week, The New York Times Editorial Board came out in support of eliminating the tip penalty. The editorial board condemns a tip penalty as "an unjust policy" that "hurts workers by putting them at greater risk of wage theft, sexual harassment and other workplace exploitation." It also debunks the myths that paying living wages is bad for business, or for the workers themselves.
The editorial shows that our movements are winning. The fight for $15, tipped workers organizing for One Fair Wage, and the #metoo movement have shifted public opinion on the issue of living wages for tipped workers.
When we fight, we can win! Come to our next meeting to be part of the movement.