Protect the California State
Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers
On January 1, 2016, the California State minimum wage for tipped and non-tipped workers went up up from $9 to $10 per hour. Even before this increase went into effect, California has the best tipped worker minimum wage in the country.
California is one of only 7 states where the minimum wage is NOT lower for tipped workers. But this could change!
In most of the United States, tipped workers earn less than the minimum wage. In places like Texas, New York, and 41 other states, there is a separate, lower minimum wage for tipped workers. But in California’s State Minimum Wage tipped and non-tipped workers earn the same minimum wage.
Last year, the restaurant industry went to the California Assembly to try and lower the minimum wage for tipped workers. We went too, and we stopped them. But bosses will try again to lower wages.
Restaurant and banquet servers, bussers, bellmen, room service workers—along with hair stylists, nail salon and car wash workers, and others—are ALL affected. Don't let them try to get away with it!
Stay informed! Sign up for the Local 11 Tipped Workers Action Alerts! Text “TIPS” to the number 877-877