Let’s Talk About Working Women and Raising Wages

Aisha Thurman, a waitress and mother of two, has been a restaurant worker for the past 20 years. Her base salary for each of those years has been $2.65 an hour. The minimum tipped wage has been frozen at $2.13 since 1991. Thurman joined the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United in Michigan because she wants to change the restaurant industry for the better and make it a better place for women, especially single moms like her.