A joint project of ROC United and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will establish a programmatic intervention to confront this issue.
The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.
Can you imagine trying to live on $2.13 an hour, with no sick days and a 1-in-10 chance of having health care coverage?
Instead of treating the day as a reminder of twelve months without a final victory, striking workers celebrated unity and solidarity - with a birthday party.