Last month San Antonio hotel and restaurant workers took a big step forward in their campaign for justice on the River Walk, the hospitality destination in downtown San Antonio. More than 3,700 Riverwalk workers and customers voted in the Mi Tia River Walk Referendum. "Mi Tia" is the Tip Integrity Act, which proposes that service charges pass directly to service workers. Dozens of volunteers canvassed the River Walk talking to workers and customers about tip theft.
Local clergy counted the ballots and announced the results at a press conference on the steps of San Antonio City Hall, where they demanded that the City Council and the mayor heed the clear mandate of the people. The 3,756 votes for Mia Tia exceeded the number of votes for any San Antonio City Councilperson in the last election.
İQue Viva Mi TIA!
- Union pushes ‘Tip Integrity Act’ for local hotel workers
- UNITE HERE, downtown service workers fighting ‘tip theft’
- Volunteers talk to people in downtown to gain support for the initiative Mi TIA
- A volunteer carries a ballot box to gather support for the initiative Mi TIA
- Volunteers talked with workers in the service industry as well as customers about supporting an ordinance which would keep tips and surcharges in the pockets of the service worker