My name’s Ricky Mercado. Born and raised in Providence, RI and I’m a server here in Providence, Rhode Island. We don’t get paid not even a quarter of what we’re worth as servers, and I believe we deserve to get paid more than we are now because we’re not just supporting ourselves, but our family […]



I’ve always worked in restaurants, I didn’t have anyone to look after my son. Sometimes you’re sick, very sick, and still have to go to work, because the boss tells you: you HAVE to come into work… My dream has always been to give the best to my son, to be able to give him […]


Living Off Tips: WOMEN

The majority of people earning sub-minimum wages and living off tips are WOMEN. Is it a coincidence that the tipped minimum wage has been frozen at $2.13 since 1991? We don’t think so.