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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Tom Emmers for Governor


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Anonymous Cinnamon said...

Emmers wants to reduce waitresses minimum wage, I was a waitress for 20 something years this is a bad idea. Waitresses barely earn a living now. I have friends who are waitresses, nobody wants this.

I won't vote for you Tom Emmers.
Margaret Anderson Kelliher get's my vote. I will tell every waitress i meet why they should vote for Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

It's is true Republicans don't care about us wage earners. Throw us peanuts and we are suppose to be thankful to have a job.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emmer: Count worker tips in Minn.
minimum wage

Associated Press

Last update: July 5, 2010 - 12:37 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer says Minnesota should factor tips into the hourly pay for minimum wage workers in restaurants and other gratuity-based jobs.

After visiting a St. Paul restaurant Monday on a listening tour, Emmer advocated for a so-called "tip credit" to the state minimum wage.

Minnesota is among seven states that currently prohibits employers paying workers less than the minimum wage if they earn tips, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Minnesota has a state minimum wage of $5.25 for small employers and $6.15 for large employers, based on annual sales.

Emmer says tying base pay to tips will "level playing field so the employers can continue to exist, survive and thrive."

Federal law permits states to drop the minimum wage to tipped employees to $2.13 per hour.

Opponents argue tips are too volatile to count on, especially for workers at the bottom of the pay ladder.

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Cinnamon said...

The government tax's our tips and minimun wage pay checks.

Fancy talk doesn't change the facts.

Another consideration, Emmers wasn't thinking about child support. Many waitresses pay child support taken directly out of their wages. Now where is this child support paid into the system going to come from? Tips? lol

If a business can't afford to pay the heart and sole of a resturant (a waitress) a fair wage they shouldn't be in business. Close your doors and step aside for an establishment that is making it.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to step in to agree with you Cinnamon on this-
Servers tips are not the same from shift to shift. Since they won't count every penny, he's going to use an average and just tax all servers on that. So, if you work part-time at Mickey's Diner, you'll be taxed the same as a server who works full-time at Mancini's. Not equal or fair. Or a bartender from the St Paul Hotel and Governor's will be taxed on projected tips. How many shifts have you worked that you come home and realize staying at home may have been cheaper (after paying for a sitter and gas)?
Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Why? Because Emmer thinks the restaurant owners needs a break so, he puts the burden on the worker.

In all of my time as a political operative, there has been few elected officials on either side that act like the opposition say they will. Emmer goes beyond expectations.

I would suggest that you look at Dayton, Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Matt Entenza. See which one may appeal to you. Dayton has the most details out on what he plans to do and that includes raising the tax on those individuals making more than 125,000 a year, instead of those barely making minimum wage.


Eric

10:28 AM  
Blogger Wait for it! said...

Not only will I not vote for Emmers, but I will delight in mocking him onstage. I'm a working comic in this town and travel all over the country. Waitstaff everywhere has my support! The meeting that he had with servers and the ridiculous "server for a day" bullshit only made him look more out of touch. Thank god I have a voice!

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Wait for it

You know what to do with the food of those nasty customers... :)

Waitresses know what to do with Emmers food when he comes in... :)

9:48 PM  
Blogger TiredandConfused said...

Yeah, that's great threaten to mess with someones food. Then waiters and waitresses wonder why they get poor tips. When I worked as a cook in a restaurant, I did everything I could to make the plate appealing so this way it would entice customers to leave a nicer tip.

NY implements a minimum wage for servers that is lower than regular minimum wage.

Be nice to your customers, don't be miserable and you'll do ok.

Don't blame the politicians.

8:31 AM  

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