Minneapolis Restaurant Servers Want to be Exempted from Minimum Wage Hike

May 17, 2017

At least some restaurant servers in Minneapolis have taken a stand against raising the minimum wage without an exemption for themselves—because it would cut their income rather than raise it, according to the Star-Tribune.

About 50 restaurant employees rallied Tuesday near Minneapolis City Hall in favor of a “tip credit” as part of a proposed minimum wage hike to $15 an hour. A tip credit is an exemption, meaning the wage hike would not apply to servers who currently work for a lower hourly wage ($9.50 in Minnesota) plus tips. One coalition of Minneapolis restaurants has called for a phase-in