Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls)Â attended a rally with the Restaurant Workers of American (RWA) and tipped-wage workers from New York State to voice their concerns surrounding the governors proposal to remove tipped-wages and pay restaurant workers minimum wage.
Tipped workers are some of the hardest working people in our country and the governors proposals would only hurt these residents and their families, said Morinello. Current law states that if tipped-wage workers should make at least minimum wage between tips and their hourly wage, and when they dont, the employer must cover the difference. These new proposals would add burdensome regulations on our local businesses and hurt countless employees in our district. Last year, public hearings were held on this important issue but were still waiting on the results from New York State Department of Labor. I urge the governor to reconsider these proposals and for NYSDOL to reveal their findings to the public.