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Tipped Over the Edge: Gender Inequity in the Restaurant Industry

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, et al.

2012

 

Despite the restaurant sector’s potential to offer opportunities to advance women’s economic security, restaurant workers’ wages are falling behind the industry’s economic growth —and women bear the brunt of these low wages. Moreover, women restaurant workers face issues of occupational segregation, lack of career mobility, discrimination, sexual harassment, lack of benefits, and lack of schedule control. All of these issues are explored in this report, with particular emphasis given to the effects of the low federal subminimum wage of $2.13 for tipped workers.

 

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