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Why U.S. House and Senate cafeteria workers are paid differently

Union has helped House crew while counterparts struggle to unionize.
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Help to Protect the Minimum Wage
and Stop Tip Penalty!


Lawmakers are currently considering a tip penalty bill in the Legislature. This bill would repeal, lower, and freeze the minimum wage for tipped workers. 
Tell legislators and Governor Dayton to oppose and stop the tip penalty bill.

The bill would impose a lower, tip penalty wage on workers such as restaurant servers.

 

 

Click here to Contact your Legislator through the AFL-CIO

 

 

More Work with Less Workers Means Increased Injury Rates

It is no secret that the hospitality industry is coming back after several difficult years, but what does that mean for the workers in this industry?

With higher workloads and fewer workers, not everyone is benefiting fully. Profits that are coming in to the hotels are coming on the backs of workers.

Click here to read full article on MN 2020
Hotel Profitability Coming at Workers’ Expense

  Minnesota House concurred with the Minnesota Senate and raised the state Minimum Wage from 6.15 an hour, one of the lowest in the nation, to 9.50 by August of 2016 making it the the fifth highest in country.

The legislation does NOT include any hospitality industry "tip penalty" or "Super Wage". UNITE HERE with it's community and faith based partners pushed back the Industry to assure that all  of Minnesota's nearly 50,000 servers will continue earn a full minimum wage in the work place. Minnesota remains one of 7 states that does not pay a sub-minimum wage.

Nearly 360,000 workers (23%) of the Minnesota workforce  will see their wages rise starting in August of this year!