Tipped workers push for minimum wage in New York state

Restaurant servers, busboys and other tipped workers are expected to weigh in as a New York state panel considers whether they should be paid minimum wage. 



The state wage board is meeting to discuss eliminating the so-called tip wage of about $5 per hour. 



State law currently allows restaurants and hotels to pay their tipped workers less than the mandated minimum rate, as long as their tips make up the difference. 



A final decision is expected in February. 


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