Chicago Is About to End the Subminimum Wage for Tipped Workers

Posted on AllSides September 24th, 2023
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Eighty-five years after it was codified, the subminimum wage for tipped workers is one step closer to being eliminated in one of the very places the practice first began — and providing a progressive mayor and elected socialists a major victory at the municipal level.

Chicago mayor Brandon Johnson’s One Fair Wage ordinance cleared the City Council’s workforce committee in a 9-3 vote this past Wednesday, the culmination of years of organizing by low-wage workers and activists, and of months of wheeling and dealing by the mayor and his socialist...

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