Tipped Minimum Wage Discussed on America’s Work Force

Malcolm Burnley, senior writer for the Fuller Project and contributing writer to TIME magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 5 to discuss the tipped minimum wage.

Malcolm BurnleyBurnley focused on servers who receive tipped minimum wage and how they may not receive the federal minimum wage per hour after receiving their tip. He said the tipped minimum wage is under $2.20 and some patrons do not tip their servers, causing them to miss out and not even make it close to earning minimum wage. Burnley said the problem is not just the patrons, although they should tip a worker who provides a service for them, but the problem is there being a tipped minimum wage put in place, rather than just letting them earn the federal minimum wage. You can’t put the responsibility on the patrons to ensure your employees will earn the minimum wage, and that is why it is a flawed method of payment. He also discussed how the tipped minimum wage doesn’t make up for all of the sexual harassment and abuse these workers receive from customers.

Ohio State Senate Kenny YukoOhio senator, Kenny Yuko spoke to AWF on Sept. 5 to discuss red flag laws for purchasing firearms. Lawmakers continue to ask themselves what could be done to prevent all of these mentally inept people who show signs of harming themselves or others from being able to possess a firearm and came up with red flag laws. Red flag laws say that if a person is showing signs of being a danger to themselves, or society, their guns are legally allowed to be taken away from them, temporarily. Senator Yuko also discussed Ohio House Bill 6, the nuclear bailout bill, and the referendum that could possibly overturn it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Representative Tim Ryan being upset with President Trump for reallocating billions of dollars from the military fund into the construction of the southern border wall.



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America’s Work Force Focuses on Unfair Imports and Trade Laws

On Feb. 7, Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing spoke about steel and aluminum being overproduced and sent to America to be sold for low prices during his time on America’s Work Force.

Alliance for American ManufacturingPaul talked about China manufacturing more steel and aluminum than it needs and then selling the rest to the United States for rock-bottom prices, making it unfair to U.S. workers and manufacturers. He talked about making tougher import laws in hopes of slowing down the importing of Chinese steel and aluminum. Paul then goes on to discuss the need to improve the infrastructure all across the United States and how it would be a great opportunity to create jobs and boost the economy. According to Paul, this has been the talk of many past presidents, but they have taken no action to improve the infrastructure.

Ohio State Senate Kenny YukoOhio State Senator Kenny Yuko spoke about legislature to increase the gas tax in Ohio to help fund infrastructure improvements. He said that we do not need these infrastructure improvements for luxury, we need them to survive. Sen. Yuko touched on the topic of taxes on the electric car industry and how that too could be used to help fund improvements toward infrastructure. Lastly, spoke on moving forward with increased protections for unions and organizers to battle So-Called “Right-to-Work” legislature.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about President Trump’s tariffs affecting farmers, causing the highest rate of farmers file for Chapter 12 bankruptcy in over a decade.



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