The CEOs of restaurants like Chilis and Outback Stakehouse think that $4.65 an hour is too much for their tipped employees. A bill that was approved by the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee last Thursday, SB 2106, would allow employers like Chilis to cut their workers' pay to $2.13 an hour, the federal tipped employee minimum wage instead of Florida's $4.65, a $2.52 per hour wage decrease.
According to Tip20.com, this will result in a full-time server potentially losing over $5,000 a year in wages.
The http://floridaindependent.com/70426/fight-for-florida-nancy-detert-minimum-wage-waiters-waitresses">Florida Independent reports that Carol Dover, CEO of the Restaurant and Lodging Association, supports the bill saying that "restaurants want to keep employees, but the 118 percent increase in their wage since 2004, when voters approved a constitutional amendment to tie minimum wage increases to the inflation index, is hurting the industry."
This is only one reason why there must be struggle & change. And heads taken!
Until the Final Victory over the Oppressor: Crapitalism & Superstition, Inc.!