Texas servers are only paid $2​.​13 an hour, hasnt changed since 1991

Texas servers are only paid $2​.​13 an hour, hasnt changed since 1991

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denise logue started this petition to Texas Governor and

I have been a server in Texas for a long while now.  I am paid $2.13 per hour and have to rely on tips to make up the difference to the low (below poverty level) minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour.  Not only do I solely have to rely on those tips, I then have to share a percentage of these tips that I work my tail off for, to other employees who are also paid a lower rate of pay.  Not only do I have to work very hard to get that tip, I also have to do side work before, during and after my shift at that same low rate of $2.13 per hour.  The rate of pay that servers get has not changed since 1991.   Not only do servers get that low rate of $2.13 per hour, but now we also have to deal with the fact that most patrons do not know that servers are only being paid $2.13 an hour, and they do not tip accordingly.  Every once in a while, I will come across a customer who actually asks about how tips work, and they are appalled to find out that servers in texas are only being paid f$2.13 an hour and solely have to rely on tips, and also have to share those tips.  It is time to change this shameful rate of pay for those people who work so hard to represent these large chain restaurants, have to put on a smile and act like they are so happy to be working, and the restaurants claim to care about their employees, yet do not take the step that they could take, and pay servers more for what we do.  Servers are necessary to these businesses, yet are paid a shameful rate of pay in Texas.

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