Press Release

Statement by CSS President and CEO David R. Jones on Gov. Cuomo’s Announcement of Hearings on tipped Minimum Wage

David R. Jones

Reliance on tips just to reach the basic minimum wage means financial insecurity and exploitation for too many low-paid workers in restaurants, car washes and nail salons.

That's why we applaud Governor Cuomo's announcement today calling for hearings to examine whether New York should end the separate, lower minimum wage for tipped workers. 

Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, New York has raised labor standards, from the $15 minimum wage to paid family leave that goes into effect just weeks from now.  Ensuring all workers earn a fair, reliable, base wage is another key step.


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