In light of recent walk-offs from restaurant workers over wage disputes and unfair labor practices, advocacy group One Fair Wage has created a new relief fund to encourage workers to remain in the industry and advocate for a fair wage. The fund, announced Thursday, contains $1 million from the organization’s original relief fund created in 2020.

The Washington D.C.-based non-profit, which advocates for a higher minimum wage and against the tip credit, is now offering restaurant workers who have recently walked out or are considering walking out on their low-paying jobs up to $1,200 to stay in the industry.

The fund, called “Wages Can’t Wait – Service Worker Action and Relief Fund,” was announced at the New Hampshire Women and the Economy Forum at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester, N.H.

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