Saru Jayaraman is fighting for restaurant workers across the nation! On this installment of “Good Food” with Daniel Meyer, Saru calls in to talk about raising the minimum wage for tipped workers. Did you know that hourly wages for tipped workers across the country can dip as low at two dollars and thirteen cents an hour? Learn how paid sick days for restaurant employees is important for upholding food safety standards, and why so many norovirus outbreaks can be linked to restaurant kitchens. Why do corporate lobbyists hope to keep wages low for tipped workers? Tune into this episode, and read Saru’s Behind the Kitchen Door, to find out- and learn more about working conditions for restaurant workers. Thanks to our sponsor, S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.
“Tips are the majority of the workers’ wages, as opposed to being on top of their wage… one out of ten Americans works in the restaurant industry. It’s the fastest growing industry, but the poorest paying industry.” [3:05]
“The people who put food on our tables can’t afford to feed themselves.” [7:10]
— Saru Jayaraman on Good Food