Thursday, March 22, 2018
White House Learns Its Tip-Robbing Plan Will Rob Waiters!
This is one more example of an act that is designed to take autonomy away from working people. The Trump folks seem terrified at the thought of a working person controlling any part of their own life. This allows a boss to completely control what waiters and waitresses do with their time and tips. They want all workers de-fanged and helpless against the control of their over-lords an overseers—their bosses. -SJ Otto
From New York:
The Trump administration is changing labor law so as to allow restaurants to control their employee tip pool. When you’re enacting a regulatory change like this, you have to follow procedures, which include an analysis of its effects. The analysis showed that the thing anybody could guess would happen when you let the boss control the tip pool would happen: The employees would get a lot less of it. In this case, waiters, waitresses, and dishwashers would lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars.
What happened next? If your guess is, the Trump administration decided not to implement this change because it doesn’t want to steal from working-class people, you probably haven’t been following the Republican Party very closely for the last few decades. No, the real response was to omit the analysis.
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