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With tips, restaurants can pay workers as little as $2 an hour. It's why no one's coming back to work

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Tipped service workers in more than 40 states are only guaranteed $2.13 an hour from their employers. Noam Galai/Getty Images
Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and the cohost of the " Pitchfork Economics " podcast.
He spoke with Saru Jayaraman of UC Berkeley's Food Labor Research Center about tipped workers.
Some workers earn only $2.13 an hour and are leaving the industry as a result, Jayaraman said.
"Prior to the pandemic, the restaurant industry was the largest and fastest-growing private sector employer in the US ," Saru Jayaraman, director of the Food Labor Research Center...
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