Lawmakers Look to Change Tip Minimum Wage

Lawmakers Look to Change Tip Minimum Wage

A pair of Democratic lawmakers want to end Wisconsin’s tipped minimum wage.

Senator Chris Larson from Milwaukee and state rep. Francesca Hong from Madison yesterday reintroduced a plan to pay bartenders, waiters, and other tipped employees the same wage as everyone else. The two say tipped workers deserve a living wage. Wisconsin’s minimum wage is seven-dollars and 25-cents an hour, while the tipped minimum wage is just two-33 an hour. Larson and Hong tried with a similar plan two years ago, but failed to gain any traction at the Capitol.

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