Quoted in GLOUCESTERTIME.COM “Retail, Food Industry Workers Push Fair Wage”
Emma Ruff, a restaurant worker, spoke about her personal experience and she supports the bill.
"Often working doubles, or having a schedule that is back to back to back and no rest between doesn't make it really viable to live independently or provide for a family," Ruff said. "So having a set schedule and stability offers us dignity as workers and the ability to thrive, as opposed to being burnt out."
Quoted in TELEGRAM.COM “Tipped Workers Describe Harassment On The Job”
Emma Ruff, a server, spoke about feeling the need to accept tips from customers even as they harassed her because she had to pay her bills.
“Someone not liking the way you look should never determine what you go home with in wages,” she said. “Point blank, being a woman should not play a factor in whether or not we can afford to thrive independently or provide for our families.”
Quoted in IBERKSHIRES.COM “Farley-Bouvier Pushes Bill to Raise Tipped Workers Minimum Wage”
"Wearing lipstick or not wearing lipstick should not determine our wages. Having short hair, long hair, or no hair should not determine our wages. The color of a woman's skin should not be the factor in earning a livable wage versus an unlivable wage. Someone not liking the way you look should never determine what you go home with in wages. Point blank: being a woman should not play a factor in whether or not we can afford to thrive independently or provide for our families,"
said server Emma Ruff at the press conference.
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