• restaurants November 2, 2021 2:58 pm

    Biden's Labor Department Brings Back '80/20 Rule' For Tipped Workers

    Under a new rule from the Department of Labor, tipped workers who spend more than 20% of their time on non-tipped work (like cleaning or rolling silverware) are owed a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, instead of the $2.13 allowed for tipped workers. David Cooper of the Economic Analysis and Research Network explains and shares some interesting history of...

  • labor laws October 18, 2021 5:50 pm

    Everything You Need to Know About ‘Striketober'

    “We have huge favorability numbers [for unions]…so that’s also an indication of the pulse of society, that everyone’s sick and tired of watching workers getting abused during the pandemic.”...
    Jane McAlevey of the UC Berkeley Labor Center talks about recent labor strikes at Kellogg’s, John Deere and the IATSE film and TV union, where workers are fighting for a weekend. The...

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