Brown fights proposed tipping rule

Youngstown Vindicator

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Cleveland, says a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor is unfair for workers who live on tips.

The proposed rule is about encouraging tip pooling, which would spread tips to multiple workers. But Brown says the rule would allow employers to keep workers’ tips if they chose and does not require them to be shared with workers.

Brown hosted a conference call Wednesday with local waitress Cristal Hale of Hubbard.

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