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NEWS DAY | Let them eat cake: Emmer advocates cutting food servers’ wages

How to end the recession? Start by cutting the wages of those overpaid waiters, says Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. Emmer said that Minnesota should factor tips into the hourly pay for minimum wage workers in restaurants and other gratuity-based jobs. Emmer wants Minnesota to take advantage of a federal provision that allows employers to pay tipped employees as little as $2.13 per hour. At the Eagle Street Grill in downtown St. Paul, Emmer said: Continue reading

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