Mike Burke

Black Servers Are Tipped Less

One Fair Wage, a National worker advocacy group, reports Black food service workers whose incomes largely derive from tips have earned less during the Coronavirus pandemic than their White counterparts and are more likely to experience retaliation for enforcing social distancing and mask rules.

Black restaurant workers also fared worse on other measures amid a recession that has especially devastated communities of color, with Black unemployment reaching nearly 10 percent. They were more likely to contract the coronavirus or know someone who died of the disease, and were less able to obtain unemployment insurance, the report said.