Wage justice is racial justice; wage justice is gender justice!
Did you know that the federal subminimum wage for tipped workers is only $2.13? This Labor Day week, we’re shining a light on the movement to end the two-tiered wage system and bring justice for restaurant workers and others who are forced to live on tips. We’re excited to join One Fair Wage, Women Make Movies, and 20+ economic, racial & gender justice organizations for a live virtual screening of WAGING CHANGE and panel discussion Thursday Sept. 10 at 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Abby Ginzberg, One Fair Wage President Saru Jayaraman, National Policy Campaign Director Nikki Cole, and restaurant worker leader Cheadza Kundidzora.
Sexual harassment on the job is 5 times higher in the restaurant industry than in others, according to research by One Fair Wage. Meanwhile, restaurant workers in 42 states, overwhelmingly women and people of color, earn a subminimum wage and are forced to survive off of tips.
Watch the trailer and RSVP: tinyurl.com/WagingChange
Presented by One Fair Wage, Social Action Media and Women Make Movies.
Event sponsors include: Arkansas Community Organization, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), DC LaborFest, Ella Baker Center, Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Equal Rights Advocates, Indiana Institute for Working Families, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), Jobs With Justice San Francisco, Louisiana Budget Project, National Employment Law Project (NELP ), North Carolina Justice Center, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Reel Work Film Festival, SEIU USWW, UNITE HERE 2850, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Workplace Fairness, Workers Unite Film Festival