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Monday, August 11, 2014

Waiters Not The Only Ones Paid Below Minimum Wage

Many wheelchair attendants at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport make less than minimum wage. (Wilson Sayre/WLRN)

Many wheelchair attendants at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport make less than minimum wage. (Wilson Sayre/WLRN)

Not every worker makes minimum wage. Waiters, for instance, rely on tips to round out much of their pay.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Wilson Sayre of WLRN brings us a story about another type of worker that relies on tips: airport wheelchair pushers, who also make less than minimum wage. But it’s not so obvious that you’re supposed to tip them.

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