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Restaurants Sound Warning About Proposed Minimum Wage Bill

February 22, 2019 – Lawmakers continue to debate increasing the state’s minimum wage. One plan also includes doing away with another wage level designed for employees like restaurant wait staff and bartenders, who currently earn tips as well. New Mexico in Focus Producer Matt Grubs talks to people in the industry about whether they support the plan, and what the impacts might be for them personally.

Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D), New Mexico House of Representatives
George Gundrey, owner, Atrisco Café and Bar
Carlos Herrera, bartender, Atrisco Café and Bar
Georgia Maryol, founder, Tomasita’s Restaurant

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