1. The federal minimum wage for tipped workers is only $2.13 per hour, and it’s been that way since 1991. That’s less than one third of the federal minimum wage.
2. While there are tipped workers who make good money at fancy restaurants,that’s more the exceptionthan the rule. The fact is that tipped workers are more than twice as likely as any other workers to live in poverty.
3. When you hear the phrase “living off tips,” you should take it quite literally.
5. Around 90 percent of restaurant workers say they don't get paid sick days.
6. Female tipped workers typically makeless per hour than their male peers, who tend to get the fancier jobs.
Food for thought.