Better Wages, Better Tips: Restaurants Flourish with One Fair Wage

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United



This report finds that across the country tipped workers benefit when they receive one fair wage, as this guaranteed base pay eases workers’ economic vulnerability and instability, directly leads to higher wages for workers at nearly every income decile, and is positively correlated with restaurant sales and employment per capita, and with no discernable effect on tipping patterns, as illustrated by the seven one fair wage (OFW) states.


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