10.08.19

Murray: Proposed Tip Rule “Has the Clear Goal of Allowing Employers to Steal Employees' Tips and to Pay Their Workers Less”

Murray: “President Trump's Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia is already proving exactly what I feared: that he'll really serve as a Secretary of Corporate Interests

 

Murray: “Proposed rule seems to betray the compromise language Congress put into law just last year”

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s proposed tip rule:

 

“A matter of days into the job, President Trump's Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia is already proving exactly what I feared: that he'll really serve as a Secretary of Corporate Interests. This proposed rule seems to betray the compromise language Congress put into law just last year—instead it has the clear goal of allowing employers to steal employees’ tips and to pay their workers less. If the Administration doesn't reverse course on this harmful rule and adhere to the letter and spirit of the law, the President will only be making it even clearer that he stands with big corporations rather than the workers he promised to help."

 

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