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Old 07-24-2007, 09:00 AM   #1
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Minimum Wages Goes Up Today

http://money.cnn.com/2007/07/23/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes

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Minimum wage boost first in 10 years
Wage will rise in three steps, from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour, but advocates and critics still disagree on the benefits to low-wage workers
The first minimum wage increase in 10 years takes effect Tuesday, to $5.85 from $5.15 an hour, with two more steps over the next two years taking base pay for millions of workers to $7.25.
You know this is good, but I wonder how this helps your restaurant workers that don't even make minimum wage to start with. Your basic restaurant worker only makes $2.13 an hour because they recieve tips. Just think at that rate of pay your check would be what $80 before taxes. I don't think they should count tips because a tip is like a reward for good service from a worker.How many people get a bad waiter or waitress and decide they don't deserve a good tip or they leave them nothing. So does this mean these workers are still going to be below poverty level.
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