Tag: Minimum Wage

Rich Republican Nihilists Don’t Care If You Can’t Pay Rent

In most cases, of course, members of Congress’ attention to the rich simply means looking after their own. As the Center for Responsive Politics noted in April, over half of all Congress members who filed earnings disclosures through 2018 were millionaires, with the richest among them a bipartisan bunch. At the time of filing, Republican […]

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Danny Meyer’s Restaurants Will End Their No-Tipping Policy

One of the country’s best-known restaurateurs, Danny Meyer, announced five years ago that his Union Square Hospitality Group would gradually eliminate tipping. The group’s decision began an industrywide examination of the age-old practice, but adopting it proved complicated, especially in New York State, where laws governing tip distribution are strict. Still, especially in recent months, […]

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Kill the Tipped Minimum Wage

Now, with the pandemic vaporizing jobs in restaurants and bars, advocates behind these campaigns, like the New York–based Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and the One Fair Wage campaign, are hoping that angry workers will mobilize to push through changes and that owners may be willing to rethink business models already in tatters. They also are […]

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The Impossible Math of the Pandemic

Back in March, right as the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic, Joe Biden, now essentially the nation’s only choice for replacing Trump this fall, reaffirmed his opposition to a single-payer health care system like Medicare for All. The problem with such a system, he said, was its cost. “I want to […]

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