#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Workers + Living Wage #LivingOffTips
Valentine's Day is the highest grossing day of the year for the restaurant industry. According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurants are expected to serve a whooping 70 million diners for Valentine’s Day. While restaurants reap the benefits, their servers are earning poverty wages and living off tips.
This #FoodFri, we invite everyone to show some love to servers and support a raise to the subminimum wage of $2.13 by tweeting your appreciation with #FoodFri and #loveyourserver. Servers earning a subminimum wage of $2.13 means they must depend on tips. This means you never know what you're wage is gonna be. This is not living.
Sustainable food isn't just about how organic or local the food is, but how high workers can hold their heads.
- Raj Patel on Behind the Kitchen Door
More about our #FoodFri Featured Panelist:
ROC United was launched in January 2008 based on calls for support from around the country. The co-founders of ROC-NY organized the country’s first national restaurant workers’ convening in Chicago in August 2007, where ROC United was born.
ROC-NY has successfully conducted restaurant workplace justice campaigns, provided job training and placement, opened its own cooperative restaurant, and conducted research and policy work.
ROC United is dedicated to improving working conditions for restaurant workers everywhere.