Ocasio-Cortez: $2.13 tipped minimum wage is ‘indentured servitude’

The New York congresswoman returned to a restaurant in Queens on Friday, seeking to highlight the plight of workers she knows As she returned to New York to waitress and bartend for the first time since entering Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the federal tipped rose to national fame as the representative for New Yorks 14th congressional district, the 29-year-old from the Bronx worked at a Mexican restaurant in Manhattan. On Friday she went back to waiting tables and mixing drinks, in support of federal minimum wage for restaurant and bar workers and other tip-reliant jobs such as nail salon workers is just $2.13 an hour. Although the minimum wage in New York is $15 an hour, this does not apply …

McDonald’s investigated over racism and harassment claims in Brazil

Federal prosecutors say complaint presents worrying evidence of sexual harassment and discrimination It was a busy day at a McDonalds branch in So Paulo. Marcelo says he was struggling to keep up with demand while manning the chips and white meat stations when the shift boss called him a damned stupid blackie. Marcelo protested and said he would pursue legal action for racism. The store manager fired him the next day, according to his statement in court documents seen by the Guardian. His is one of 25 individual allegations of racism and sexual harassment found in two of Brazils 26 states, which have sparked an investigation by federal labour prosecutors against McDonalds in the country. The investigation was due to …