Waiting on the unfair tipping system to change

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: While tipping may be a good idea in theory, service charges implemented by the restaurant lead to more fair and equal pay for restaurant employees.

There is a fear that in the absence of tipping, the level of service at restaurants will deteriorate. There are other ways, however, through which servers could be held accountable for maintaining high standards.
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Higher city minimum wage ordinance goes into effect

The city of Berkeley officially instated an hourly $10 minimum wage Wednesday, officially surpassing state and federal minimums. The citywide rate, which is a dollar higher than the state’s minimum, is the first step in a three-stage process that City Council unanimously approved in June, with an $11 minimum wage going into effect October next year and $12.53 the following year.
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