#1212 Feudalism with Dinner (Our Culture of Tipping) ​

Air Date: 9–21-2018
Today we take a look at the economics, sexism and racism embedded in the restaurant industry, largely due to the practice of tipping.

 

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Ch. 1: The Racist History of Tipping - Splinter - Air Date 9-4-17

Tipping was considered “un-American” and “undemocratic” when rich Americans began to adopt the practice in the mid-1800s. By the end of the Civil War, tipping had spread throughout the country.

Ch. 2: Saru Jayaraman on Outlawing the Tipped Minimum Wage Part 1 - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-27-15

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, on the movement to outlaw the “tipped wage” — the idea that a minimum wage of $2.13 is OK, because waitstaff get enough in voluntary tips to make up for it.

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Ch. 4: Danny Meyer on the trouble with tipping - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 11-8-17

Legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer explains why he’s against tipping—he spoke at a dinner in honor of The Nation’s Food issue, held at his restaurant at the Whitney Museum, “Untitled.”

Ch. 5: Saru Jayaraman on Outlawing the Tipped Minimum Wage Part 2 - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-27-15

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, on the movement to outlaw the “tipped wage” — the idea that a minimum wage of $2.13 is OK, because waitstaff get enough in voluntary tips to make up for it.

Ch. 6: When sexual harassment is on the menu Part 1 - Bite - Air Date 4-6-18

Tara Duggan and Kim Severson talk about their reporting on how powerful men in acclaimed kitchens abused their power. And San Francisco restaurateur Karen Leibowitz tells us how she’s trying to stop harassment in her kitchen before it begins.

Ch. 7: Understanding the gender and racial implications of the tipped minimum wage - Pod Save the People - Air Date 5-8-18

DeRay, Clint, and Brittany discuss women’s wages and the dangerous effects of the two-tiered system of the tipped minimum wage.

Ch. 8: When sexual harassment is on the menu Part 2 - Bite - Air Date 4-6-18

Tara Duggan and Kim Severson talk about their reporting on how powerful men in acclaimed kitchens abused their power. And San Francisco restaurateur Karen Leibowitz tells us how she’s trying to stop harassment in her kitchen before it begins.

Ch. 9: #TimesUp needs to join with the Fight for $15 - Mouthy. Messy. Mandatory. - Air Date 5-26-18

McDonald's and Walmart get their minimum wage arses handed to them by #TimesUp and Fight for $15.

 

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