In New York, there are roughly 200,000 servers and bartenders — together the most popular occupation in the state. It’s easy to see why: Not many other professions offer good pay, great flexibility and the opportunity to put a smile on people’s face every day. I worked as a waiter in New York City for 23 years; restaurant work is the only job I’ve ever had.
But servers’ livelihood is being threatened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United, who want to end the tipping model in favor of a less-beneficial alternative where servers earn a flat rate.
Read the full story at The New York Post.