What is it with Democrats and waiters? Less than 60 days after Hillary Clinton sparked tabloid headlines and tonight show guffaws by exiting an upstate diner without leaving a tip, the Democratic-led New York State assembly passed a bill cutting back a minimum-wage increase for tipped workers in restaurants and bars. The bill was quickly approved by the Republican-dominated State Senate and signed by Governor George Pataki on March 31, leaving labor activists steaming. "Talk about getting stiffed!" exclaimed professor Michael Wishnie of NYU Law School's Immigrant Rights Clinic. "In this economy, this rollback... More >>>
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Still waiting: Last week, restaurant workers had a few tips for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.