New York Brief on The Tipped Minimum Wage as a Gender Equity Issue

There are 350,840 tipped workers in New York state. Over half of New York tipped workers are women, 35 percent of whom are mothers. Because tipped restaurant workers are 57% women and non-tipped restaurant workers are 38 percent women, the subminimum wage for tipped workers amounts to legislated gender pay inequity in the restaurant industry, perpetuating the gender pay gap and leading to higher rates of poverty.


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