from the Daily Wire:
Amy Schumer And Amy Poehler Really Want To Help NYC Waitresses. NYC Waitresses Wish They’d Just ‘Butt Out.’
Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler, and a host of other progressive activists just really want to help New York City waitresses earn minimum wage, and they’re willing to stick their neck out to do it.
There’s just one prolem: the waitresses really don’t want their help.
The New York Times reports that for more than a year, Schumer, Poehler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Williams, and others have been petitioning the New York state government to end the minimum wage exceptions for food service workers, arguing that if waitresses didn’t have to rely so much on tips, they would be better able to defend themselves against sexual harassment.
A tip-less society, they reason, means women won’t have to subject themselves to harassment out of fear they won’t be paid for their work, and where merit doesn’t play into how much a woman is paid, waitresses are less likely to be exploited by their employers.
They also reason that celebrities are better placed to complain about “inequalities” in the “system” than oppressed workers.
It turns out, on both counts, they’re wrong — at least according to restaurant industry professionals.