Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Restaurant workers

  • WASHINGTON -- Its been a busy few months at Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a scrappy non-profit that advocates for low-wage restaurant workers.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Restaurant workers who make the federal minimum wage for tipped workers are pretty well screwed: That minimum wage is just $2.13 an hour, the theory being that tips will be enough for these workers to get by.
  • Last week the Florida Senate's Commerce and Tourism Committee voted in favor of SB 2106, which would reduce the minimum wage paid to people who work in Florida's restaurants.
  • (Palm Beach Post (blog))
  • A bill to change Floridas minimum wage law for tipped employees has touched a nerve with supporters of low-income workers. On Tuesday, it sparked a protest at an Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Miami Lakes.
  • (Sun Sentinel)
  • LOS ANGELES - A former bakery cashier at the Cheesecake Factory in Woodland Hills can take to trial her lawsuit alleging she was fired for complaining that two supervisors sexually harassed her, a judge ruled today.
  • (Los Angeles Daily News)
  • The Huntington Beach, California-based company, which owns and operates restaurants in California and get squeezed once growth picks up and workers are able to negotiate wage increases adequate to keep pace with inflation.
  • (Businessweek)
  • A Florida Senate committee has followed the advice of a restaurant association and passed a bill that would cut the minimum wage for tipped workers by more than half.
  • (Raw Story)
  • SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Nine workers at a South Charleston restaurant have been taken to hospitals following their exposure to chemical fumes.
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  • No question, being a waiter is hard—especially on Valentines Day! But you know what is even harder? Being a waiter with two x chromosomes.
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