Restaurant workers, servers, and bartenders will be in Lansing Wednesday to talk with legislators about the Michigan's Tip Credit Law and how their decisions about this issue will impact their livelihoods.
Tip credit protects the server. If the employee doesn't make enough in tips during a given workweek to earn minimum wage, the employer has to pay the difference.
But a proposal heading to the November ballot aims to eliminate this credit and gradually raise the minimum wage for all workers to $12 an hour by the year 2022. Opponents say the proposal will hurt workers and raise the price of meals.
Tipped workers will begin their "Capitol Action Day" with a listening session at The Nuthouse for attendees to share testimonials. Afterwards, there will be a march to the Capitol for workers to discuss their experiences, concerns, and proposed solutions to their local lawmakers.