Arguments for Total Compensation and Tip Penalty Don’t Hold Water

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From our recent article in The Stranger:

The reality is that total compensation would, after business is done exercising its powers of deduction, result in no real wage increase for many workers. It could turn $15/hr into a cruel joke. Instead of copying the weakest parts of other cities’ minimum wage laws, we should reject total compensation and tip credit which undermine workers’ wages.