Researchers said the statistic doesn't include the workers with disabilities working for pay below the federal minimum wage.
"Instead of paying these food runners an hourly wage, they're paying them $2.13 per hour, and their tips are coming out of my tips," the server vented.
In some states, costs are offset by higher minimum wages or steady gas prices, but for workers in places like Idaho, commuting has its own price tag.
Jobs With Justice's Adam Shah told Newsweek that ride-sharing apps will need to realize that their drivers might leave if gas costs aren't reimbursed.
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor confirmed that 10 employees were not paid wages or overtime and were forced to live off tips.
"The employment system is broken, the education system is broken, our values and culture are broken," a Redditor commented.
"We don't value teachers in this country, simple as that," a commenter remarked about the teaching profession.
Workers across industries, from coffee shops to newsrooms to manufacturing plants, are rising up and demanding better treatment, safer conditions, and – yes – higher wages.
Americans got hefty raises last year, but those fatter paychecks failed to keep the typical worker afloat as consumer prices soared.
By 2022, California will pay minimum wage workers $15 an hour—more than double the pay of their counterparts in 20 other states.
Reddit users slammed an employer who berated an interviewee for their pay expectations.
Commenters suggested that the low pay was the reason the restaurant did not "have employees" and "why everyone is fed up working in fast food."
The Department of Labor estimates half of the workers who will see a pay increase are women, 25 percent are Hispanic and 15 percent are Black.
The Department of Labor criticized New Mexico restaurant operator Chachi's for shortchanging employees who had "put themselves at risk to earn a living."
The six-second video had many in the comments discussing the need for better working conditions for those in the food industry.
Since the Voluntary Work Program at the Northwest ICE Processing Center has been suspended, living conditions in the prison have started to suffer.
The Nashville waitress showed her shockingly low pay checks, but many pointed out that they simply mean she earned far more in tips.
Comments were split over the amount of money employees were seeing in their paychecks.
The temporary closure comes just one day after staff walked out of a New York Chipotle due to being overwhelmed by a $5 bowl offer.
The critical implication, to us, is that if policymakers want to raise the minimum wage, they need to consider whether workers have alternative sources of insurance coverage.
On Labor Day—a holiday meant to celebrate American workers—Nancy Pelosi is again pushing for a long-sought hike in the federal minimum wage.
The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 was set in 2009 and has not been raised since.
Sarku Hibachi Grill & Buffet in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, required servers paid an hourly wage of $3 or less to share their tips with the owner and manager, an investigation found.
The fast-food workers were protesting about the lack of air conditioning in their restaurant during the hot summer months.
Ex-Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani has endorsed Elder, saying he will ""save California from floating all the way to the People's Republic of Communist China."
Though a majority of Americans make more than the current minimum wage, it's estimated roughly 17 million workers will still be paid below $15-an-hour by 2025.
"$15 an hour is the floor," the Congressional Progressive Caucus tweeted Saturday, even as $7.25 has been in place since 2009.
Today, there is no state, county or city in the U.S. where a minimum-wage employee working 40 hours per week can afford a 2-bedroom rental, a recent study said.
Da Leigh told Newsweek she quit after a day-and-a-half because she was "being denied basic human rights."
Governor John Carney, a Democrat, signed a bill Monday to raise the state's $9.25 minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2025.