On Wages and Tipping / Sobre los salarios y la propina

Restaurant Workers’ Council / Consejo de Trabajadores de Restaurante

RWC-CTR firmly believes that the custom of tipping belongs in a museum, alongside other relics discarded by the workers’ movement – from child labor to 18-hour shifts. Few of our positions inspire as much confusion as this demand for the abolition of tipping. For this reason, we want to clarify our position and reply to those who oppose it.

Our position proceeds from the reality of the tipped wage. In sum:

1—tipped workers suffer poverty at nearly twice the rate of non-tipped workers,[1] a direct result of their lack of wage stability and the fact that tipped workers are unlikely to be in unions;

2—tipped workers are not inclined to struggle against the boss, since their wage rises and falls according to the profitability of the business – in contrast with non-tipped workers, for whom a higher wage means lower profits for the owners;

3—tipped workers tend…

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