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OPINION: Pay Tipped Workers a Living Wage

BY JONAH HYATT Published Dec 1, 2019 Tipping in the United States is completely backward compared to Europe and other developed countries. In the U.S., tips are usually the worker’s primary source of income and tipping is typically expected even when service is subpar. The U.S. needs a massive shift in tipping culture, and I think the best way to do this is to abolish the unnecessary pay gap between tipped and untipped workers. All workers should make a living wage, with tipping being a gratuitous gesture rather than a necessity. In many other countries, while tipping is sometimes customary, it is not to the extent it is in America. The ...