Restaurants Are Trying to Fix a Broken System by Banning Tips

Restaurants Are Trying to Fix a Broken System by Banning Tips

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Census Question, Perfectly Human, Tipping Culture

Episode: Census Question, Perfectly Human, Tipping Culture

  • Apr 23, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 16:44 mins

Guest: Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Director of the Food Labor Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, Author of “Forked: A New Standard for American Dining” Here in the US, diners are expected to tip their server at a sit-down restaurant. But if you’ve travelled abroad, you know that’s not really true in most other places. And there’s a movement here in America to get rid of tipping, too. Some say it’s unfair to other workers at the restaurant, or that it encourages discrimination or that it’s just antiquated.

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