Actresses among groups that demand justice for workers who earn tips

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Actresses among groups that demand justice for workers who earn tips The American actress Jane Fonda. EFE / Archive

Actresses Jane Fonda and Lili Tomlin as well as First Lady of the City of New York, Chirlane McCray, asked Governor Andrew Cuomo to raise the minimum wage for workers who depend on tips in this State, before the end of this year .

Their names are among a group of celebrities and politicians who made the call in a letter to Cuomo, notes the New York Daily News today.

The letter affirms to the Governor that the time to act “is now”. The laws of this State allow waiters, waiters, beauticians and those who wash cars to earn a minimum wage because they receive tips.
The minimum wage increase was announced on April 4, 2016, with a progressive application.

The State will have a unified minimum wage for 2022, but it did not include those who earn tips and activists have been demanding justice for these workers, most of them women.

In the letter to Cuomo it is indicated that it is time for New York to be on a par with seven states that have already legislated for the benefit of these workers, adds the newspaper.
The minimum wage increase was announced on April 4, 2016, with a progressive application. The State will have a unified minimum salary for 2022.

A spokesman for Governor Cuomo told the newspaper that they will review the letter. (EFEUSA) .-

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