The New York Times Editorial board has weighed-in, calling for the elimination of the tipped minimum wage. This is great news for restaurant workers across the nation. Here’s what they had to say:
No state should have a separate and unequal wage system in which restaurants profit by underpaying workers — nor should the nation as a whole.
This comes on the heels of restaurateur Danny Meyer’s powerful announcement that he’ll raise wages for kitchen and dining-room staff, institute policies for greater job-advancement, and end tipping at his restaurants.
There is a groundswell for eliminating the two-tiered wage system that leaves tipped workers in poverty. Let’s keep the momentum going!