tipped minimum wage
By Steve Ahlquist on July 14, 2015
The RI House of Representatives floor debate on the tipped minimum wage featuring Representatives Joseph Shekarchi, Doreen Costa, Patricia Morgan, Aaron Regunberg, Michael Chippendale, Antonio Giarrusso, Teresa Tanzi and John DeSimone.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Labor, National News, News, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Antonio Giarrusso, Doreen Costa, John DeSimone, Joseph Shekarchi, Michael Chippendale, patricia morgan, Teresa Tanzi, tipped minimum wage | 2 Responses
By Kate Conroy and Moira Walsh on June 7, 2015
11. Accepted Crumpled up money thrown over the bar onto the floor as a tip.
12.Customer says he’s a “producer”. Asks me to turn around and see my “rear” in not so polite terms before he orders. I neither do nor say anything.
13. Manager brags about running a “brothel / escort service” in college. I do nothing.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Labor, People, Poverty, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged minimum wage, Poverty, tipped minimum wage, work | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 3, 2015
The tipped minimum wage in Rhode Island is $2.89, as opposed to the regular minimum wage of $9. It is expected that the General Assembly will raise the regular minimum wage to $9.60 in this session, though even $9.60 is a far cry from a living wage, estimated to be about $12 per hour.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Economics, Featured, Labor, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, gayle goldin, Restaurant Opportunities Center of RI, tipped minimum wage | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 27, 2015
According to Perez, Seattle “has had the highest minimum wage in the country over the last twelve years, and they have no tipped credit… If the opponents were correct, then every time you fly to Seattle, you ought to bring a bagged lunch, because all the restaurants should be going out of business.”
Posted in Economics, Featured, Labor, National News, State House | Tagged Barack Obama, Bob Bacon, David Cicilline, gayle goldin, Gina Raimondo, Gold International Machinery, minimum wage, Rhode Island Hospitality Association, tipped minimum wage, Tom Perez | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 9, 2015
“An increase in the sub minimum wage would benefit women, men, families and the economy as a whole,” said Deborah Norman, owner of Rue De L’Espoir and Rue Bis, “I wanted to reach out personally as a restaurant owner and explain why I am confident that my restaurants could absorb a reasonable rate increase without a negative impact to my business.”
By Steve Ahlquist on March 24, 2015
In the future predicted by the leaders of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association, there will be fewer and fewer people able to pay taxes or in any way participate in the economic system of our state. Robots, however, will be productive and very taxable.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Labor, Opinion, Poverty, Rhode Island, Taxes, Unemployment | Tagged Bob Bacon, Mike Araujo, minimum wage, Paul Krugman, RIHA, robert reich, robots, ROC United RI, tipped minimum wage | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 23, 2015
“This issue speaks to how we believe society should be shaped. Do we believe that our citizens deserve equal treatment and deserve full equality, or do we believe that there is a second tier that women, increasingly, belong to?”
Posted in Economics, Labor, News, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Antonio Giarusso, bell street chapel, Bill Kitsilis, Chris Tarro, Economic Progress Institute, fuerza laboral, gayle goldin, Jenn Steinfeld, Mike Araujo, NAACP, NEARI, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Rhode Island AFL-CIO, Rhode Island Hospitality Association, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, RI NOW, ROC United RI, Sam Bell, Teresa Tanzi, tipped minimum wage, Unite Here Local 217, Women's Fund of Rhode Island | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 4, 2015
“I probably shouldn’t say this,” says Debbie, “but the owner pays me for 40 hours and then I get the rest in cash. Time and a half has never happened. Every restaurant I’ve ever worked at that’s how it always was. You get paid for 40 hours and then everything else is over time, not on a paycheck.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Economics, Featured, Labor, People, Poverty, State House | Tagged Mike Araujo, minimum wage, Rhode Island Hospitality Association, ROC United RI, tipped minimum wage, wage theft | 5 Responses