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  • District of Columbia Lost Nearly 1,000 Restaurant Jobs Under Initiative 82: Restaurant Employment Declines While Other Industries Add Jobs

    Tip-credit elimination activists have upheld Washington, D.C. as a paragon of anti-tipping measures for their nationwide minimum wage advocacy. However, these activists have skewed data and ignored the evidence that shows Initiative 82 has wreaked havoc on restaurants and their employees in the District. The latest jobs report shows full-service restaurant employment continues to decline because of the measure. After…
  • A Preliminary Review of the Just.Safe.Food Training Program:

    Food safety is a critical part of restaurant jobs, not just for the customer, but for employees as well. While local and state requirements for training employees who handle food vary, there are also various programs designed to equip food service employees on proper safety, hygiene, and other techniques while handling, preparing, serving, and storing food in restaurants. One widely…
  • The Job Loss Impact of a $17 Minimum Wage: As Many As 1.2 Million Jobs Lost

    Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $17 per hour, despite failing to receive support from members of his own party in 2021 for a nationwide $15 minimum wage bill. A large majority of economic research and American labor economists agree this proposal would have significant negative consequences for minimum wage employment. Using methodology developed by…