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Connections: Discussing Governor Cuomo's proposed plan to end the tip credit, part 2

Jan 29, 2018

We continue our conversations about Governor Cuomo’s proposed plan to end the state’s tip credit. Cuomo says the tipped wage system inhibits workers who earn tips from coming forward with concerns about exploitation and harassment, and it disproportionately affects women and people of color.

Some people in the Fight for 15 movement think the restaurant business needs an overhaul; they say we need to change our expectations about what workers are paid. 

Our guests in studio explain why they think that a business which cannot pay workers a living wage should not open in the first place. Our guests: