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A Valentine's Day Story: $2.13 an Hour
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

There is a group of waged workers that is often overlooked in this debate: tipped workers. They are subject to the “tipped minimum wage” — $2.13 an hour. In fact, it has been 22 years since Congress raised the ...

Blessed Are the Tip Leavers
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 8:24pm | Type: Blog

The only thing worse than being cheap and nasty to the wait staff is invoking your religious beliefs to justify your actions. And that is, sadly, precisely what one pastor did when she attempted to stiff her w ...

Pastor Says Hospitality Staff Can’t Live by Bread Alone
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 6:01pm | Type: Blog

The idea behind Big Table isn't about proselytizing, praying or preaching. The pastor's only goal is to befriend local food industry workers and pamper them at the regular Big Table dinners. ...