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Getting Less Than Minimum: Ending a Legacy of Slavery

March 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

Getting Less Than Minimum: Ending a Legacy of Slavery

For most of us, tipping after a meal is second nature. But what you may not know is that workers who earn tips are paid a subminimum wage, which is direct legacy of slavery, and a major factor in alarming rates of harassment and wage theft experienced by women—especially Black and Brown women—in service industries. And that’s no accident—it’s how the system was designed. Join us for a conversation on why we cannot advance racial justice, gender equity, and workplace safety without eliminating the subminimum tipped wage and enacting one full and fair wage.

Moderator: Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times Columnist
Rick Bayless, Chef and Restaurateur
Cherita Ellens, President & CEO of Women Employed
Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage

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March 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT



Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

All new or increased gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor!