With Initiative 82 being on the ballot this midterm in Washington DC, this report outlines the benefits of implementing One Fair Wage. It examines government data and private company reports to compare Washington D.C. to three cities in states that already require One Fair Wage — Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Month: October 2022
The subminimum wage for tipped workers is 66 percent of the overall minimum wage and ranges from $8.35-10.40 an hour in the state of New York. A direct legacy of slavery, the subminimum wage impacts a workforce of nearly 330,000 tipped workers that is 58 percent women and 49 percent people of color, and an overall restaurant industry of over 625,000 workers in New York.
The subminimum wage for tipped workers is still just $3.63 an hour in the state of Maryland. A direct legacy of slavery, the subminimum wage affects a workforce of over 105,000 tipped workers that is 65 percent women and 52 percent people of color. Ending this low-wage carve-out positively impacts an overall restaurant industry of over 185,000 in Maryland.