TAKE ACTION: Call Your New York Legislators Now
Call Your New York legislators Now.
Tell them to pass Assembly Bill A1710 and the New York Senate One Fair Wage bill.
Restaurant workers in New York currently earn 66% of the minimum wage before tips, and several state lawmakers want to change that. Tips should be on top.
This proposed legislation will change this.
"Our working-class communities are suffering and struggling, but we can't leave our tipped workers behind," sponsor Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas said.
Meanwhile, the National Restaurant Association, the leading group lobbying against fair wage legislation and minimum wage increases, uses money paid by restaurant workers for barebones but required food safety courses into a lobbying fund against workers seeking higher wages and better working conditions. Check out the New York Times article that reported this.