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Minimum wage push for tipped restaurant employees

Lawmakers reintroduce 'One Fair Wage' legislation

Posted 2/3/23

Jennyfer Almanzar, a 26-year-old bartender, makes about $45 a shift tending bar part-time in Harlem. Like most food and drink service workers, she relies on tips to make ends meet. Tips, though, have gone down since the pandemic, she said.

“It’s terrible. I’ve come out of a shift with $20 in tips,” she said during a recent phone interview.

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