That seems to be the clear message being sent by a number of restaurant employees to SEIU and the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC). Bartenders and servers have joined forces to create a website, Our Industry Our Voice, through which they advocate for the preservation of the tipped wage (and the tip credit). The website contains video features of some 19 tipped employees from states around the country in which the employees (all either bartenders or restaurant servers) tell their personal stories and explain how eliminating the tipped wage will negatively impact their livelihood and their lifestyle. Currently, SEIU and ROC are actively pushing states and local communities (and unfortunately, with some success) to eliminate the tipped wage and require restaurants to pay all workers – tipped or otherwise – at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The group is circulating a petition imploring Congress to preserve the tipping system and reject efforts to include tipped personnel in any minimum wage mandates. The Raise The Wage Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last month eliminates tipped wages.