Railroad workers have become increasingly vulnerable in the workplace as a result of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) rule.
According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a majority of American railroad workers report they are uncomfortable working with a non-tipped employee.
The study also found that while many employers allow tipped employees to work on weekends and holidays, they still are often required to pay them a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
While many employers have increased the amount of tips they pay employees in recent years, some still pay employees a minimum of $4.65 an hour, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF).
The NRF survey found that only 14% of surveyed retail workers receive tips.
Many workers also believe that tipped employees receive a higher wage than their hourly rate of $8.35, despite the fact that the NRF study found that a majority have not been paid a minimum amount of money.
The NRFs survey also found a substantial amount of tipped workers who have had to turn down their jobs because of this rule.
As a result, many bartenders say they are unable to work with their own families due to the threat of retaliation.
In order to ensure safe working conditions for all bartenders, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the Association of Food Service Professionals (AFSP) launched a campaign, The Honest Beer Project, which calls on employers to ensure that all tipped employees are paid the proper minimum wage, and that tipped workers receive fair treatment for their work.
To learn more about how to make a difference with your restaurant or bar, visit the Honest Beer campaign.
For more information on tips and other tips and employment opportunities, visit The Honest Wine Project.