Either practice would eliminate invidious comparisons regarding the inherent stinginess or generosity of customers based on color, gender, age, etc. It would also put the burden of justly compensating workers squarely where it belongs: on the employer. For these reasons, progressive organizations are pushing state and local governments to eliminate two-tiered minimum-wage laws that permit restaurants to pay tipped employees less than other workers.
Hal Ginsberg, Kensington
The writer is co-chair of Our Revolution Montgomery County.