• We Won't Apply Until You Pay $15 plus tips on top!
    Across the country, restaurant workers are refusing to work for poverty wages. Over a million workers have already left the industry due to low wages and tips. Of those who remain, 54% say they're leaving, and 80% say they won't come back without a full, livable wage with tips on top. In response, thousands of small and medium-sized restaurants are raising wages to recruit staff. But Darden, which leads the National Restaurant Association, not only refuses to genuinely raise its wages, but is also lobbying to keep the minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers at $2.13 at the federal level. As long as they lobby against wages going up, and refuse to pay their own workers, no one should apply. We should all be getting a fair, regular, hourly wage plus tips on top! Darden makes so much money off of worker backs, and we are tired of it. The company AND the workers can all flourish together. The company can be successful AND it can pay workers fair wages. In CA, OR, WA, AK, MN, MT, Darden Restaurants are already paying workers a fair wage PLUS tips (because they are mandated to, by law), and they are still making bank! There’s no reason that Darden can’t do this in all 50 states! In many US states, they are paying workers $2.15 + tips and this has got to stop. Darden CEO Gene Lee said, “Now there may not be enough service workers on the staff of every restaurant in America, but there’s enough service workers out there to staff Darden’s restaurants.” NO THERE AREN’T! PAY US FAIRLY OR WE WON'T APPLY TO YOUR RESTAURANTS!
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  • FT/PT why not same pay scale at Publix
    The same job class should be paid equally for performing the exact same job! It shouldn’t matter if you are PT or FT. It is especially difficult if you are a single parent or sole income earner.
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  • End TopGolf’s Abuses Against Workers/Associates!
    “We all have the same goal and this is for the cruelty and injustices that Topgolf is full of to end! I can't change what has happened to anyone although I wish I could but I sure can hope for change for future employees.” - Brittany, worker @ TopGolf TopGolf had over 12 legal cases against it from 2020-2021, made by workers who have suffered abuses from the company. TopGolf is a restaurant and golf entertainment chain that exemplifies both the toxic misogyny pervasive in the restaurant industry and restaurant chains’ resistance to change. This type of behavior needs to stop! TopGolf workers deserve to work in a safe space, free of sexual harassment, free of sexual assault, free of discrimination, and free of wage theft. Support current and former TG employees who are coming together to organize for real structural changes. Let’s hold TopGolf accountable to their workers!
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  • NY Restaurant Workers Demand Fair Wages
    New York is the most expensive state to live in, yet, restaurant tipped workers are earning $10/hr. We can’t survive on anything less than 100% of the wage-- we need $15 with tips on top. Governor Hochul has the power to help! Avoid the nightmare before Christmas, and sign the executive action to pay restaurant workers fair wages! This Christmas and Christmas Eve, many of us in the industry are refusing to work for subminimum wages. Many of us will be calling out, walking out, and/or taking a sick-out day. We want to stay warm with our loved ones because we cannot continue to put our families and ourselves in harm's way for these substandard wages. I am signing this petition because this Christmas & Christmas Eve, I refuse to work for subminimum wages, and will stand in solidarity with other restaurant workers who are fighting for the dignity of a fair wage this holiday season and beyond! We are willing to work, but need fair wages. Cheers to you, fellow bartenders, servers, barbacks, food runners, bussers, hosts and more! We deserve more. [OFW was asked to set this petition up on behalf of various restaurant workers planning this action, and is supporting this holiday season.]
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  • Cheesecake Factory, do better!
    We believe that those of us on the frontline of the Cheesecake Factory have not been treated fairly or compensated adequately. While the company has come through the pandemic with record profits, we have not seen the gains that our labor produced nor been adequately protected from the risks we are taking on by working directly with the public each day.
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  • Protect Workers and Stop Sexual Harassment
    The issue of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior at Chili's is unacceptable, but it's also reflective of the entire restaurant industry, as a whole. We need to make a change for all future restaurant workers because no one should have to endure exploitation, sexual harassment, or bullying in the workplace.
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  • A Living Wage for REI Greenvests
    Everyone deserves to be able to pay the rent without relying on the generosity of others to eat, and should not have to ration their food from week to week because of an unpredictable and fluctuating schedule. One green vest I know was forced to live out of their car in the REI parking lot after losing their apartment while their manager turned a blind eye and the store refused to raise wages above starvation wages.
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  • Starbucks Baristas deserve a $1,500 bonus for working during the Pandemic.
    According to Macrotrends, an investor research platform, Starbucks cash on hand for the quarter ending June 30, 2021, was $4.907 Billion. (Cash on hand can be defined as cash deposits at financial institutions that can immediately be withdrawn at any time.) One line in the company mission statement reads, “We are performance-driven, through the lens of humanity.” We call on executive management to look through that lens and put on a store apron and join us in the stores. Give Baristas a bonus for creating value. If you agree, executive management should put on an apron and make lattes. And if you agree Baristas deserve a $1,500 bonus, please sign this petition. Sign if you are a Starbucks shareholder, a Starbucks Barista, or a Starbucks customer. Thanks a latte! Unnamed Barista Spokesperson References: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/08/microsoft-will-give-employees-a-1500-bonus-for-pandemic-efforts.html “Microsoft will give employees a 1500 bonus for their efforts during the pandemic” https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/06/walmart-offers-bonuses-to-warehouse-workers-ahead-of-holidays.html “Walmart to offer to offer bonus to keep warehouse workers on the job through the holiday” https://investor.starbucks.com/press-releases/financial-releases/press-release-details/2021/Starbucks-Reports-Record-Q3-Fiscal-2021-Results/default.aspx “Starbucks Reports Record Q3 Results” https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/18/starbucks-shareholders-vote-against-executive-pay-plan.html “Starbucks Shareholders vote against executive pay plan” https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/starbucks-lays-out-50-million-potential-bonus-for-ceo-johnson “Starbucks lays out $50 million potential bous for CEO Johnson” Reference for median Barista pay https://golf.com/gear/rise-club-demand-forcing-ping-executives-to-work-production-lines/ “A rise in golf demand is forcing Ping executives to work on production line”
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  • Sonic Workers Call on Smith College to Stand in Solidarity
    These issues are continuing to gain media attention, and publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The American Prospect, and NBC News have platformed the voices of Sonic workers. In the wake of this global health crisis, fewer workers are willing to tolerate these conditions. Soon there will be no choice but to take workers' demands seriously.
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  • FedEx take care of your injured workers
    Because the more drivers who come together maybe we can have this policy changed immediately.
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  • Sonic drive in allow credit/debit tipping
    We have waited long enough for this every sonic should have this option because people don’t carry around cash
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  • Investigate NYC Health & Hospitals (T2), Optum/UnitedHealth Group and their recruiting agencies
    In order to help stop the spread of this virus and keep everyone safe, we are on the frontlines daily in preventing the spread of COVID-19 infections across NYC, one of the most populated cities. We do this with compassion, empathy and integrity. We can all say that we take pride in doing some of the most important work during this pandemic by helping to fight the spread of COVID-19 as Contact Trace Monitors & Case Investigators. We are notifying the community and their loved ones on a number of resources and offering them public health guidance. We sometimes play the role of disease detective, social work and therapist, yet we are severely underpaid for our contracted or hired roles. We are under immense stress because of abuse of power, toxic workplace culture, lack of transparency and misclassification of employment status. As Contact Trace Monitors & Case Investigators, it's time that we all unite in signing this petition. Please feel free to share with your fellow coworkers and ONLY use personal email address when sharing. Call To Action: ***If these matters are not addressed within 45 days from today, we all agree that this petition be escalated to the media and/or higher government officials***
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