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Washington Post Opinion: End the tipped wage to help back-of-house staff

Screen grab from the Washington Post article

Today the Washington Post published a guest opinion piece by Tim Linaberry. Here’s a quote:

As a result, front-of-house workers typically have much higher incomes than those of workers in equivalent back-of-house positions, though wages are wildly variable. The average hourly pay difference between the front and back is nearly 2 to 1 in some restaurants. This disparity hardly seems fair and is part of the reason Initiative 82 needs to be passed.

Click here to read the entire article.