National Partnership Opposes Labor Department’s Proposal to Take Away Workers’ Tips

As part of a coalition led by organizations including the Restaurant Opportunities Center United and the National Employment Law Project, the National Partnership for Women & Families submitted comments today opposing a rule that could cost tipped workers an estimated $5.8 billion dollars in tips every year. The National Partnership’s comments focus specifically on how the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule, which rescinds regulations that say the tips workers earn cannot be confiscated by employers, would disproportionately harm women and their families. Women – mostly women of color – make up nearly two-thirds of tipped workers nationwide. The comments are available here.

About the National Partnership

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at

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