DESIGNER / BRUCE CARTER "THE STRATEGIST"
Hospitality is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and one of the top employers in the United States. Every 2.5 seconds, a new job is added to the hospitality industry. We are fighting to ensure that EVERY worker in this industry earns a livable wage, even tipped restaurant workers. It is virtually impossible for an adult to provide for themselves while earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Even more unacceptable is the federal minimum wage of $2.13 per hour for employees that receive at least $30 per month in tips. Some states have decided to increase the tipped minimum wage above the federal requirement; we need all states to take this stance. Annually, the hospitality industry adds $3.4 trillion to the global economy. It is extremely important that we value the workers that make this industry possible by providing sufficient wages.