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Waging Change shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed themselves and their families off tips by intertwining stories of individuals, such as Nataki Rhodes of Chicago, Andrea Velasquez of Detroit and Wardell Harvey of New Orleans with the growing movement to end the tipped minimum wage. Featuring Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the film reveals an American workers’ struggle hidden in plain sight-- the effort to end the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13 for restaurant servers and bartenders and the #MeToo movement's efforts to end sexual harassment. Directed by Peabody award winner, Abby Ginzberg, Waging Change helps all consumers see the important role they have to play in ending this two-tiered wage system.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    61 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Abby Ginzberg
  • Producer
    Abby Ginzberg
  • Cinematographer
    Vicente Franco , Margaret Byrne
  • Editor
    Marta Wohl, Jim McSilver
  • Composer
    Todd Boekelheide