Video: The End of Tipping?
Celebrities, union activists, and politicians demand a higher minimum wage for restaurant workers.
Celebrities, union activists, and politicians demand that the government raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers. They are upset that in 43 states, tipped workers can be paid a lower minimum wage than other workers. The logic behind the lower minimum is that the tips make up the difference. That won’t stop the do-gooders, who demand higher minimum wages.
John Stossel takes on the idea, asking, “Why should there be any minimum? Why can’t the employer and the employee make whatever deal they want?”