Wyoming Waiters Underpaid?

mcc courtesy photo
mcc courtesy photo

WY NEWS SERVICE -- A new study says that Wyoming restaurant workers may be underpaid.

In Wyoming, waiters an waitresses can be paid as little as $2.13 an hour with the expectation that they will make up for that low wage in tips. Equality State Policy Center Director Dan Neal says that big tips aren't always the case in a state like ours.

The report also finds that there may be more waitresses than waiters out there. To make things worse, a low hourly wage is compounded by a lack of benefits.

The report, by the the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, suggests changes be made where employees can earn paid sick leave.


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