Restaurant industry pushes tip penalty; unions and tipped workers push back

The industry says it’s in trouble, but job openings in Minnesota restaurants have increased by 200 percent since 2014, when the minimum wage began to climb.

Four takeaways from the new report on raising St. Paul’s minimum wage

Poverty wages are a big problem in St. Paul, but interest groups are already trying to poke holes in a potential minimum wage ordinance.

Bobby Kasper: Raising wages starts at home

In St. Paul, we can cross our fingers and wait for corporate tax cuts to trickle down, or we can pass a $15 minimum wage that ensures no one working in our city lives in poverty.

One Fair Wage or tip penalty? Debate splits St. Paul service industry

Unions and worker advocacy groups oppose a two-tier wage system, arguing it leaves behind the very workers a minimum wage is supposed to benefit.

Prominent activist to talk $15, #MeToo with tipped workers in St. Paul

Saru Jayaraman’s work reveals the tip penalty’s troubling impact on working conditions in the restaurant industry, especially regarding sexual harassment.

Nancy Goldman: Increase the minimum wage without penalizing servers

Minnesota is one of only seven states that does not have “tip credit” or Tip Penalty laws. Minnesota minimum wage was last increased in 2007. As the current legislators look to increase our state minimum wage, which is among the lowest in the country, Hospitality Minnesota, the restaurant employers association, is once again trying to […]