Tag Archives: worker rights

Restauranteurs Ban Tipping, Pay Living Wage

Restauranteurs Ban Tipping, Pay Living Wage
A new restaurant in Philadelphia won’t allow customers to tip its waitstaff. Instead, it plans to pay employees a living wage with generous benefits. By Bryce Covert, www.nationofchange.org Chef Brian Oliveira and co-owner Cristian Mora of Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie, set to open at the end of the month, told ThinkProgress that while wages will vary depending on workers’ experience, they will average about $13 an hour. “On all our other ... Read more

Corporate Anti-Union Strategy in America

Corporate Anti-Union Strategy in America
Labor Day 2014 in the U.S. has come and gone and it should be obvious to all but those with self-imposed historical myopia that American unions and workers are now well into a fourth decade of a strategic retreat. Retreat is not synonymous with defeat, of course. Resistance and fight-back continues to occur along several fronts—low wage workers’ attempts to unionize, immigrant workers’ protests, minimum wage fights, and scattered islands of ... Read more