Restaurant Union Member: ‘Tipping Is a Horrific Legacy From The Days Of Slavery’

Restaurant Union Member: ‘Tipping is a Horrific Legacy from the Days of Slavery’

WASHINGTON – House Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.) called on Republican congressional leaders to support a gradual federal minimum wage increase to $15 per hour by 2024.
“That would give nearly 30 percent of Americans a raise and this has the support of 191 members of the House and Senate,” Scott said at a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill to mark the eighth straight year without a minimum wage hike. “It’s $7.25 now. We’re going all the way to $15.”
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) said it’s wrong that eight years have gone by since the last time Congress …

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