Saviors for the Service Sector, Increasing the Tipped Minimum Wage

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For the first time in years, restaurant workers are receiving long-overdue recognition by members of Congress. The year 2007 marked the most recent increase in the federal minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25, but over the last 23 years, the federal tipped minimum wage has remained unchanged; it is worth substantially less today than it was in 1991.

Thanks to congressional leaders like U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), restaurant employees finally have a voice on Capitol Hill. Earlier this week, the Senator claimed that the Democrat-controlled upper-chamber would refuse to omit provisions from proposed minimum wage legislation that would ignore helping tipped employees.

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