City of Chicago Tipped Worker Report
“The crisis of tipped workers has always been rooted in the exploitation of Black bodies. This exploitation is connected to a storied history of "legally" paying no wages for Black labor, and then excluding Black workers from basic protections like minimum wages. The legal carve outs for subminimum wages has led to an ongoing crisis because it results in unstable continuity of employment and has allowed for the continued exploitation of Black labor.”
The City of Chicago has released a report addressing potential reforms for tipped minimum wage in the Chicago. The first chapter by Alison Dickson and Augustus Wood focuses on survey data from workers who earned tipped wages. The second chapter by Matthew Notowidigdo and Jeremy Mopsick explores recent minimum wage reforms from cities across the country.
Source: Chicago Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protections | Click here for full report.
Modified on September 25, 2023