Keep The Tip Wage System #saveourindustry

Keep The Tip Wage System #saveourindustry

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Joshua Chaisson started this petition to Legislators

Listen to the workers. Not big money lobbyists. 

Present day politics are incredibly polarized. The millions of workers in the restaurant industry have vastly different political beliefs. Yet the overwhelming majority agree on how important it is to keep the tip credit. 

The tiered tip wage system allows tipped workers to maximize our income while and consistently make above minimum wage. 

The unintended consequences of tip credit elimination are already happening in the seven states that have done so -- we call them "one unfair wage" states. Restaurants are shifting to counter service, eliminating our jobs entirely, or simply instituting harmful "no tipping" policies that reduce servers' incomes. 

Any state that has raised its minimum wage in the last several years has preserved the tip credit, thanks to bipartisan support from Democrats and Republicans. Legislators in Maine and Washington, DC even overturned tip credit elimination after hearing directly from tipped workers. 

The workers signing this petition are showing regardless of what side of the political aisle we reside on, we know that the tip credit is imperative to saving our jobs and our industry. 

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