Tipped Over the Edge: Gender Equity in the Restaurant Industry (Feb. 13, 2012)
Feb 13, 2012
from 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
|Where||Cannon House Office Building (Room B-338)|
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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):
TIPPED OVER THE EDGE:
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
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.