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To: New Mexico Legislature

Give New Mexico Restaurant Workers a Paycheck

Give New Mexico Restaurant Workers a Paycheck

Join the many other states that have one fair wage for restaurant workers. Hold restaurant owners responsible for giving their employees a living wage.

Why is this important?

The restaurant industry is one of New Mexico’s largest and fastest growing industries. Employing close to a half of a million people, our industry has statistically the lowest wages in the state. As someone who has worked in the restaurant industry for 15 years, I know how hard it is get by in this industry, and how helpful it will be if we pass one fair wage. According to New Mexico’s Department of Workforce Solutions – the median income earning of someone in our industry is around $20,000 a year. That needs to change. States like Nevada, Minnesota, California, Washington, Montana, Oregon, and even Alaska have laws that make sure everyone, including front-of-house staff, are paid at least the minimum wage by their employer. Every New Mexican deserves a paycheck. New Mexico legislature, be on the right side of history and pass one fair wage!


Reasons for signing

  • I work in a restaurant so I understand how difficult it is to be on your feet 7+ hours a day with minimal breaks. Customers are rude and some tip poorly. It is not an easy job and not everyone has the skill or stamina to work in such a physically demanding environment.Higher payment for harder work!
  • Waiting on people is very difficult, trying work that is grossly under appreciated.
  • Fair wages for restaurant workers!

Updates

2019-02-19 21:45:36 -0500

50 signatures reached

2019-02-19 17:04:10 -0500

25 signatures reached

2019-02-19 16:31:24 -0500

10 signatures reached