Save our tips toolkit
The Raise the Wage Act would force the end of the tip credit system and eliminate tip pooling in restaurants. Congress is expected to vote on this issue before mid-March 2021. The measure would be devastating for the restaurant industry and have ripple effects on Louisiana's economy as a whole -- potentially resulting in closed restaurants and lost jobs. Many well-intentioned people will undoubtedly support it, believing the changes will help, rather than hurt, waitstaff and other restaurant workers.
The toolkit includes:
Meet Grant and Jinie, servers at Mahony's Poboys in New Orleans. They share the impact the Raise the Wage Act would have on their income, which is largely based on tips.
At Walk-On's in Metairie, three mothers share the impact that the Raise the Wage Act would have on their ability to earn the tips they need to support their children.
VISIT RESTAURANTS ACT FOR MORE ON THIS ISSUE
Letter to Congressional Leaders on Raise the Wage Act - Feb. 16
Raise the Wage Survey Infographic - Feb. 15
Minimum Wage Impact Story - Feb. 15
Raise the Wage Fact Sheet - Feb. 3
Tip Credit Fact Sheet - Feb. 3