THE KEY TO SAVING THE NEW YORK STATE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY POST-COVID 19

THE KEY TO SAVING THE NEW YORK STATE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY POST-COVID 19

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.