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Minimum Wage / Teen Minimum / Tipping #50333

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 15, 1977
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(Studio) House defeats teen minimum in vote on minimum wage. Earlier, House voted down plan to increase minimum wage each year House ok's practice of employers paying less to employees who get tips. Subminimum wage for teens thought possibly beneficial in increase of teen employment. Senator may also vote on matter.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Bangor, Maine) Shoe factory cited. Teen unemployment in area noted. Maine officials think perhaps subminimum wage might aid youth unemployment. [Manpower analyst R.R. RECHHOLTZ - believes more jobs might be encouraged.] [Plant manager Maroun GEORGE - believes being able to employ lower than minimum might be incentive for youth hiring.] Personnel manager of another plant is not certain it would help. Faults of concept noted.

(DC) Background of tipping given. Restaurant industry lobbied to keep wage bill from altering traditional practice. IRS (Internal Revenue Service) says not every tip gets reported as income. Practice of tipping considered; percents and amounts, customs of men and women noted. Waiters and waitresses questioned do not want system changed. John D. Rockefeller custom noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) Senator must consider the bill.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Brown, Bob;
Gibson, Charles;
Walters, Barbara

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