TAKE ACTION: Call your Prince George’s County Council Member and tell them it’s time to get rid of the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers! Let's not leave restaurant workers behind.
Let's not leave restaurant workers behind. Call your Prince George’s County Council Member and tell them it’s time to get rid of the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers?
Here is what you can tell them:
- The recent minimum wage increase in Maryland does not apply to tipped workers, who still get paid $3.63 an hour. This is NOT a livable wage.
- Tipped restaurant workers, overwhelmingly women and disproportionately women of color, have repeatedly been negotiated out of minimum wage increases, thanks to the National Restaurant Association.
- With the pandemic and the rising cost of living, 20,000 workers left the Maryland restaurant industry. They’re not willing to come back to work in restaurants unless we raise the wage. And with DC raising the wage for tipped workers, MD is about to lose a lot more restaurant workers who cross the border to work in the District - unless we raise the wage.
- Additionally, tipped workers suffer from some of the highest levels of poverty and sexual harassment of any workforce in the state.
Call your County Representatives using the tool on the right and tell them to make sure that restaurant workers make the real minimum wage now!