Industry celebrates win over raising Min. wages
- Wash. votes for wage hike, owners brace for yearly increase. Liddle, Alan // Nation's Restaurant News;11/16/98, Vol. 32 Issue 46, p6
Discusses the impact of the passage of a ballot measure mandating a two-step increase in the Washington state's minimum wage to the food service and restaurant industry. Increase in menu prices; Foodservice employers' concern on a provision that calls for automatic annual adjustments to the...
- Tax breaks salve sting of minimum-wage war. Allen, Robin Lee // Nation's Restaurant News;8/19/96, Vol. 30 Issue 32, p1
Reports on the impact on foodservice operators of the tax breaks intended to lessen the sting of the 90-cent increase in the federal minimum wage approved by Congress. Increase in the hourly minimum wage as detrimental to the business; Provisions of the bill that have direct impact on the...
- Industry vows to fight as pols push wage hike. Allen, Robin Lee // Nation's Restaurant News;5/6/96, Vol. 30 Issue 18, p1
Reports on the opposition of the food service industry on the legislative proposal to increase the minimum-wage in the United States. Political aspects of the proposed hike; Comments on the support of trade unions on the proposed hike; Alternative to the minimum wage proposal.
- Minnesota wage freeze to thaw; operators seek tip credits. Allen, Robin Lee // Nation's Restaurant News;01/13/97, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p3
Reports on Minnesota-base foodservice operators' anticipation of a legislation battle over the pay rate of their tipped employees following a short reprieve from their tip-creditless status. State governor and other officials' approval of a temporary freeze in the tipped-employee pay rate;...
- House serves foodservice a setback, OKs minimum-wage hike. Allen, Robin Lee // Nation's Restaurant News;03/20/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p6
Reports that the United States House of Representatives has voted to raise the federal minimum wage in the US. Impact of the move on the foodservice industry; Last-minute lobbying measures and back-room deal making to eliminate the proposed minimum-wage increase measure.
- Industry must unite against government tax mandates or risk major profit losses. Lewis, W. Ronald // Nation's Restaurant News;03/27/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 13, p26
Discusses the dilemma faced by food service and restaurant operators in the United States concerning tax mandates and minimum wage legislation. Consideration of price increases that the customer is willing to pay; Elimination of waste in business; Reduction of labor man-hours to offset higher...
- Maine minimum-wage amendment hits governor's desk. Allen, Robin Lee // Nation's Restaurant News;9/23/96, Vol. 30 Issue 37, p7
Reports on a measure amending Maine's minimum wage law that could freeze the cash wage for tipped employees after first giving them a temporary pay increase. Effect of the amendment on the state's tipped employees; Provisions of the amendment; Pressure on Governor Angus King from both pro-labor...
- Another minimum wage battle is building for 1999. // FoodService Director;01/15/99, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p20
Focuses on how legislative debates on raising the minimum wage in the United States in 2000 are expected to impact food service industry employees. Possibility that the wage increase will pass if the unemployment rate continues to drop.
- For a change, how about a fair resolution instead of a battle in Congress over the minimum wage? // Nation's Restaurant News;06/18/2001, Vol. 35 Issue 25, p25
Editorial. Comments on the proposed legislation seeking to raise the minimum wage in the United States as of June 18, 2001. Food service industry's plan to fight the legislative bill proposed by U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy; Implications for restaurants' business operations.