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Trump tip rule exploits workers

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19.11.2019


By Michael Shannon

It looks like Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia is tired of dining in relative peace and obscurity and he's decided to pick a fight with the people serving his food.

Eric Trump has been spit upon by a waitress in Chicago. Curator of the Senate Mitch McConnell and his wife Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao were confronted at a Louisville restaurant. And former hand-wringing Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled as she tried to eat at a Mexican restaurant (which if you ask me was a risky ethnic choice in the first place).

And none of the above had done anything to interfere with the livelihoods of restaurant personnel, give or take the odd deportation.

Scalia, on the other hand, is preparing to launch a pre-emptive strike on wait staff employees that will limit his dining out options to the department's in-house cafeteria ― assuming he can send a lackey to pick up his lunch.

The Wall Street Journal reports the Labor Dept. is proposing a new rule that would let restaurant owners steal tips more easily and more frequently than the busboy who swipes a few of the waitress' tip dollars as he cleans the table.

"Businesses would more easily be able to require workers to share tips........

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