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Advocates Push for Livable Wages for Tipped Workers in Connecticut

Sen. Julie Kushner discusses Senate Bill 221: An Act Concerning Gratuities As Part Of The Minimum Fair Wage along with One Fair Wage advocates on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Second from left is state Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-West Hartford) Credit: Hudson Kamphausen, CTNewsJunkie

In a statement, Connecticut Restaurant Association President Scott Dolch said that the state’s current tipping system works, and that workers don’t want to see it changed.

By Hudson Kamphausen, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Paying tipped workers a livable wage will be a boon for small businesses in Connecticut, legislators and advocates said in a news conference Tuesday morning.

Advocates for One Fair Wage (OFW) – a national organization that campaigns to end subminimum wages – and members of the Labor and Public Employees Committee, headed by Sen. Julie Kushner, D-Danbury, spoke Tuesday about the positive impact of passing Senate Bill 221, which would phase out the tipped workers subminimum wage by July 2027.

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  • If the wage goes up like that, no more tipping. They the state and Feds get more tax money. Funny how that works out.

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