Alexis

Alexis

 

I SUPPORT ONE FAIR WAGE BECAUSE we too work hard NOT to get one fair wage. 

WITH A $12 AN HOUR RAISE PLUS TIPS, I can pay my bills on time and have enough money to feed my family. I have two children who need more than what I can give them.

Phyllis

Phyllis

I SUPPORT ONE FAIR WAGE BECAUSE I feel I work way too much on my job for $9.25 an hour. It will support me and my family. 

WHAT DOES A $12 AN HOUR RAISE PLUS TIPS MEAN TO YOU?  It means I can better provide for my friends and family and pay my bills on time. I am the mother of three children. I am a delivery driver and was in a car accident while on the job. I have six ruptured discs and head injuries. I have tingling in my body and pain and cannot work like I want to for now. I have to stand sit pool drive for eight hours a day plus getting customers food on time and hot. We also communicate with customers and make sure they are happy and satisfied 

Paul

Paul

I SUPPORT ONE FAIR WAGE BECAUSE it will mean we’ll all have more money as a living wage. We can earn more money when not tipped correctly or not tipped at all 

WITH A $12 AN HOUR RAISE PLUS TIPS, I will have more money in my pocket.

Rachel

Rachel

I SUPPORT ONE FAIR WAGE BECAUSE I want to be a part of legislation that promotes upward economic mobility for my fellow bartenders and servers. 

WHAT DOES AN INCREASE TO $12 AN HOUR MEAN TO YOU? 

It would allow more economic freedom and ability to support my household. It would also eliminate the need to work multiple jobs and allow more time to spend with my family. 

I began working in the industry to supplement the loss of income I experience while taking care of my ill daughter.  Although the industry has helped me, I have also experience racism, classism, sexual harassment and verbal abuse from patrons and co-workers and owners. I want to support One Fair Wage to put an end to the manipulation involved with relying on tips. 

Ricky

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 members and loved ones. Getting paid $2.89 an hour is a joke. It’s a joke that we work so hard to put food on people’s tables and this is what our employer thinks we’re worth. Even if it was $5 an hour, that’s still absolutely nothing. Making the full minimum wage would mean I could value my job and feel like my employer values me. There needs to be a change and it needs to happen like yesterday.

Maria

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 what I couldn’t have, and that he doesn’t suffer what I’ve suffered.