PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A rally was held in Center City Philadelphia Monday to raise wages for tipped service workers. Eyewitness News was outside the African American History Museum at 7th and Arch Streets.
The Strike For Black Lives was held in conjunction with the One Fair Wage campaign.READ MORE: Woman Assaulted By Juvenile Suspects On SEPTA Train Tuesday Night
Under federal law, tipped workers can be paid less than the minimum wage.READ MORE: Warrington Township Police Investigating Reports Of Mail Theft
In Pennsylvania, they can be paid $2.83 an hour.
Activists say tipped workers deserve a higher wage.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating After ATM Explodes At Kensington Gas Station
According to the campaign, the wages disproportionally affect women and people of color.