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Tipped Over the Edge: Gender Equity in the Restaurant Industry (Feb. 13, 2012)

When Feb 13, 2012
from 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Where Cannon House Office Building (Room B-338)
Contact Name
Contact Phone 202-559-7496
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The Institute for Women's Policy Research

& the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United)
invite you to a
report release & congressional briefing,

hosted by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD):


Gender Equity in the Restaurant Industry

Tuesday, February 13

Program: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. E.T.

(Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments)

Rayburn House Office Building (Room B-338, Washington, DC

Register online at no cost!

The restaurant industry's treatment of women made headlines in the last few months in the context of the presidential campaign. However, few reporters covered the real story: women make up the majority of the industry's more than 10 million workers, but suffer in its lowest-paying positions with little access to benefits. Moreover, 66 percent of the industry's 3.6 million tipped workers are women, for whom the federal minimum wage has been frozen at $2.13 for over twenty years. This makes the restaurant industry the only sector of the U.S. economy in which a lower wage for women is set by law and not just employer practice.


Sponsored by: Family Values @ Work, HERvotes Coalition, The Institute for Women's Policy Research, MOMSRISING, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's Black Women's Roundtable, National Council for Research on Women, National Partnership for Women & Families, National Women's Law Center, National Organization for Women, Wider Opportunities for Women, Women of Color Policy Network.

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