Restaurant chains slammed over resistance to minimum wage hike for tipped workers

Wearing a face mask to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus, a restaurant server takes orders from customers. (pasja1000 | Pixabay)

WASHINGTON — As the nation’s largest trade group for restaurant owners on Tuesday held a virtual version of its annual gathering to lobby Congress, advocates for a $15-per-hour minimum wage took aim at the powerful restaurant chains that they say are blocking legislation on a higher wage for tipped workers.