By Bob Plain on March 27, 2015
Michael Saltsman lays out some specious reasoning and faulty arguments for why restaurant owners should be able to legally pay servers less than the minimum wage. That’s fine, as a public relations professional employed to advocate against low wage workers, that’s his job. The Providence Journal, on the other hand, failed at its job and […]
By Steve Ahlquist on March 2, 2015
“The fact is that the people who work for tips in Rhode Island use public assistance at a rate twice that of any other employee,” says Mike Araujo of ROC United RI, “Of the 20,000 people who work for tips in Rhode Island we’re talking about 10,000 who are on assistance. Clearly, every penny counts to these people.
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 9, 2015
“There’s already massive movement towards technology that will eliminate the need for labor,” said Bob Bacon of Gregg’s Restaurants, “In many restaurants now you have touch pads. Guess what’s next? Pretty soon you’re placing your order on that thing and it’s going to take ten less people to serve you your dinner.”
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