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.