OFW Making History

OFW Making History

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.

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.

The Key to Saving the Maryland Restaurant Industry Post-COVID 19

The Key to Saving the Maryland Restaurant Industry Post-COVID 19

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.

Intentional Inequality Illinois

Intentional Inequality Illinois

Intentional Inequality Illinois

September 21, 2022 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day. This date represents the approximate time a Black woman must work into the new year to make the same amount that a white man made the previous year. The restaurant industry is no exception.

THE KEY TO SAVING THE CONNECTICUT RESTAURANT INDUSTRY POST-COVID 19

THE KEY TO SAVING THE CONNECTICUT RESTAURANT INDUSTRY POST-COVID 19

THE KEY TO SAVING THE CONNECTICUT RESTAURANT INDUSTRY POST-COVID 19

The subminimum wage for tipped workers is still just $6.38 an hour in the state of Connecticut. A direct legacy of slavery, the subminimum wage affects a workforce of nearly 70,000 tipped workers that is 70 percent women and 36 percent people of color. Ending this low-wage carve out positively impacts an overall restaurant industry of over 110,000 workers in Connecticut.

Intentional Inequality

Intentional Inequality

Intentional Inequality

September 21, 2022 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day. This date represents the approximate time a Black woman must work into the new year to make the same amount that a white man made the previous year. The restaurant industry is no exception.