New This Week:

A Conversation About Tipped Wages & Poverty

We had a great conversation with Saru Jayaraman and Evelyn Rangel-Medina about how a two-tiered wage system in the restaurant industry -- that is, wage differences between tipped and untipped workers -- contributes to poverty as well as gender and racial pay gaps. They talked about how their organization, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, is working to raise the tipped minimum wage and advance human rights in the process. Watch a recording of our conversation to learn how civil legal aid attorneys can help. And be sure to read their new Clearinghouse article.

Clearinghouse Articles

Advancing a Living Wage and Human Rights for Restaurant Workers in the United States

Evelyn Rangel-Medina
Saru Jayaraman

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Here's a Tip: Advancing a Living Wage for Restaurant Workers

with Saru Jayaraman & Evelyn Rangel-Medina

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Building Holistic Networks in Legal Aid: Transitioning from Poverty to Self-Reliance

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Kenneth Shiotani

Senior Staff Attorney at the National Disability Rights Network

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Despite Ongoing Budget Impasse, Progress Against Poverty in Illinois

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How to Move Forward in a “Post-Racial” Society

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