Feb. 13, 2021: (Online) Servers Are Stars!

This Saturday at 2pm EST you can hang out with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Amy Poehler and other celebrities who used to be servers. They’re joining One Fair Wage, The Representation Project and We Stand United for a special Digital Storytelling Event. February 13 (2.13) is an annual National Day of Action to bring awareness to the fact that the federal sub-minimum wage for tipped workers is just $2.13 an hour. “We will be hearing what it’s like to work in the industry from current service industry workers and from celebrities who’ve had the experience of trying to live off tips. This is more important than ever,” says One Fair Wage. “The Raise The Wage Act — which includes a $15 federal minimum wage and full elimination of the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers, differently abled workers, and youth — has a real chance at becoming law. It’s currently in President Biden’s pandemic relief package and is an integral step in pulling working people out of poverty and jumpstarting economic recovery.” Check out this USA Today essay, featuring One Fair Wage members talking about the racism and sexism of the subminimum wage.

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