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Amy Poehler Speaks Out in Support of Tipped Workers at One Fair Wage Event!

Amy Poehler Speaks Out in Support of Tipped Workers at One Fair Wage Event!

Amy Poehler is using her platform, and her experience, to speak out on behalf of tipped workers!

The 46-year-old Parks & Recreation star joined supporters and spoke out at a One Fair Wage event at The Rockefeller Foundation on Fifth Avenue on Tuesday (February 20) in New York City.

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“Let’s just stop under-serving the many people who serve us,” she said.

“It was my main means of income for over 10 years. I was a white woman who had certain privileges allowed to me and I worked with very reasonable restaurant owners. But I did, like every woman in this room, deal with incredible amounts of harassment from customers and co-workers. It was a very routine way of life.”

She urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers, which is currently between $7.50 and $8.65.

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  • M9365

    Waiters and waitresses make so much more from tips than from hourly wage. If restaurant owners have to pay them $8/hour opposed to the usually $3 something an hour, food prices will go up, number of waiters will go down. The job will get a lot harder and you will make less because people will tip you less because your tip for “service” will now be covered by the increased cost of food which the restaurant owner will have to put on the customer. Even if you get paid more hourly, you will still get creepy comments from customers, you will just have less money to make up for it.

  • M9365

    This is basically the situation in more European countries where tip is included and calculated by the restaurant. Basically a cap is placed on tip. Their wait-staff service makes SO MUCH LESS THAN AMERICANS.

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