We are excited to launch the national engagement campaign for Waging Change, a new documentary by the Peabody Award winning Director/Producer Abby Ginzberg. Abby and her film company Social Action Media has been producing documentaries about race and social justice for more than 30 years including Stay Woke: Barbara Lee Speaks for Me (in production), And Then They Came for Us, Agents of Change, and Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, to name a few.

Why a national engagement campaign for Waging Change?

The Federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13 an hour. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE! Waging Change, a new documentary featuring Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, who have been working tirelessly for One Fair Wage, weaves together the female driven movements that reveal 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.  The film shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed themselves and their families 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, spearheaded by Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC-United). 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.

Once the film is released, copies of the film can be purchased by our partners in order to host local screenings. Resources will continue to be made available on this website throughout the outreach and screening process.

We will need your help in getting the film more widely seen especially in light of the current climate around #OneFairWage, #MeToo, and equality in the workforce. 

Please partner with us to share this critical story!! You will be joining fierce advocates such as Saru Jayaraman and ROC United, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and thousands of tipped workers who are working to provide One Fair Wage across the country.

Times Up for the $2.13 tipped minimum wage!!