Media Advisory: Workplace Fairness Sponsors Waging Change Documentary Film
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WASHINGTON (Sept. 9, 2020) – Dear Journalists: Please share this Workplace Fairness message with your readers.
WHO: The national nonprofit, Workplace Fairness (WF), advocates for workers' rights and offers resources workers can use.
WHAT & WHERE: We are excited to share that Workplace Fairness is sponsoring a national screening event for the new documentary film:
FREE Virtual Screening + Live Panel Discussion
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
7-9PM ET/4-6PM PT
WHY: Did you know that the federal minimum wage for tipped workers is only $2.13, and has been since 1991? Waging Change shines a light on an American struggle hidden in plain sight: the women-led movement to end the federal tipped minimum wage for restaurant workers. It weaves together the stories of workers struggling to make ends meet with the efforts of Saru Jayaraman and others at One Fair Wage. Together they face off against the powerful National Restaurant Association lobby and fight for one fair wage.
This election season, we have a crucial opportunity to build a broad base of support for ending the unjust subminimum wage for tipped workers. The House of Representatives has already passed the Raise the Wage Act, which will increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and eliminate the subminimum-wage for tipped workers, young workers, and workers with disabilities. With a change in presidential administration and a new Senate majority, this legislation could be passed and signed as soon as next year.
Workplace Fairness is excited to join One Fair Wage, Women Make Movies, and 20+ economic, racial & gender justice organizations for a live virtual screening of the new film Waging Change and panel discussion with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Abby Ginzberg, One Fair Wage President Saru Jayaraman, National Policy Campaign Director Nikki Cole, and restaurant worker leader Cheadza Kundidzora.
Read More About the Issue:
A Persistent Legacy of Slavery, One Fair Wage, UC Berkeley Food Labor Research Center
“Two and a half decades: Still waiting for change,” S. Allegretto, Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Impact of subminimum wage on women and workers of color: https://equitablegrowth.org/two-and-a-half-decades
Minimum Wage Tracker, Economic Policy Institute:https://www.epi.org/minimum-wage-tracker/#/tip_wage
Gender economist Katica Roy: The U.S. style of tipping hurts the economy—and especially women — amid COVID-19, NBC “Know Your Value,” Aug 27th, 2020.
Workplace Fairness Resources for Unpaid Wages & Hour Problems: Comp Time, Deduction From Pay, Minimum Wage, Unpaid Wages, and Tipped Employees.
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About Workplace Fairness
Workplace Fairness is a national nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights. The organization’s mission is to educate workers and their advocates about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and that policymakers, members of the business community and the public view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.
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Individual interviews with Workplace Fairness staff and members of the Board of Directors can be scheduled to discuss workplace issues for workers and employers.
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