Trump’s anti-labor Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has proposed to allow restaurant owners to pocket the tips of millions of tipped workers. This would result in an estimated $5.8 billion in lost wages for workers each year―wages that they rightfully earned.
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Most of the lost income would come from women’s pockets. Almost 70% of tipped workers are women and a majority of them work in the restaurant industry, which suffers from some of the highest rates of sexual harassment in the entire labor market. This rule would likely exacerbate sexual harassment because workers would depend on the whims of owners to get their tips back.
The so-called Department of Labor (DOL) is required to provide an estimate of its proposed rule's economic impact. The DOL did make an estimate, but it falsely claimed not to have done so. Why? Because the estimate showed that the rule would be terrible for workers.
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