The Rich Get Richer
Trump’s Department of Labor is intent on rescinding a regulation which prohibits employers from expropriating workers’ tips for the purposes of creating “tip pools.” The way the proposal is worded means that employers can keep all of the tips for themselves, as long as the worker is paid a minimum wage. The Labor Department has suppressed an internal analysis which shows the potentially disastrous effects of this measure on workers’ income.
1. Comments are closed at the Labor Dept. site. Instead, send a postcard, saying that workers should continue to be the sole owners of their tips:
Melissa Smith, Director, Regulations, Legislation and Interpretations,
WHD/DOL, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-3502, Washington, DC 20210
2. Contact your Member of Congress and ask them to pass legislation to override the DoL’s tip pool rule change.
3. Contact your Senators and ask them to put pressure on the DoL to cancel the rule change.