“Hard to Stomach”

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As ROC United founder and activist Saru Jayaraman told Bill last month on Moyers & Company, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) has been lobbying for over two decades to keep the tipped minimum wage frozen at a little over $2. Not exactly the income that a majority of the workers — mostly adult women, many with children — need to get by.

In this cartoon, Mark Fiore skewers some of the myths the NRA has manufactured over the years, especially that of well-paid, happy workers serving you each time you eat out. Produced by the Center for Media and Democracy and ROC United.

Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore — whom The Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form” — creates animated political cartoons in San Francisco. Read more of his work at MarkFiore.com, and follow him on Twitter: @MarkFiore.

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