A coalition of area labor leaders and restaurant workers will be holding a press conference on Monday to denounce the proposed federal regulation allowing employers to control workers’ tips, opening the door for legalized wage theft! Under the proposed rule, restaurant bosses could take workers’ tips and give just a small percentage back—or none at all—completely at their own discretion.
Such a policy is a collaboration between the Trump Administration and National Restaurant Association (NRA) to overturn over 40 years of regulation that protected workers’ rights to their hard-earned tips. Thus, this tip theft rule is yet another step by the Trump Administration and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to further corporate business interests by attacking the livelihood of working people. Furthermore, every one of us who eats out would not know whether the hard-earned money we leave for workers in tips is actually going to workers or managers and owners.
The regulation is currently in the comment period at the Department of Labor. We can only stop it by fighting back, so join us Monday in the Samson Room at NYSUT!
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Rochester, NY 14607
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