The women who put food on our tables at restaurants across this country too often struggle to put food on their own. They’re our servers, bartenders, hosts, food runners and cooks, and many of them are just one unexpected medical event away from experiencing deeper economic instability. For those living paycheck to paycheck, it can be nearly impossible to come up with hundreds of dollars to tend to their health. If that unexpected medical expense is an abortion, things can quickly get complicated if her insurance won’t cover it.
Congress Must Pass Raise the Wage Act, Secure Better Future for Women [Op-Ed]
By Saru Jayaraman & Destiny Lopez