Hollywood actresses like Amy Schumer, Reese Witherspoon, Jane Fonda, Amy Poehler, and Sarah Jessica Parker are on a mission. They are putting pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York legislature to hurry up and pass a bill that would make it illegal for employers to pay waiters and waitresses less than the minimum wage. This scenario, made possible by the fact that servers make up the gap with their nightly tips, is a dangerous one for women, the actresses say. They’ve joined forces with Time’s Up and the One Fair Wage campaign to end the policy, which they say contributes to sexual harassment of women in the workplace.

You would expect Republicans and restaurant owners to oppose these women and their quest for “economic justice,” but what’s really amusing is that the people speaking out most forcefully against the plans are the very people these clueless liberals are trying to save!

From the NY Times:

Waitresses and other servers are resisting the proposal, saying they can make more money from tips and do not need celebrities to help protect them from harassment.

Harassment is a real concern, they say, but so is the need to earn a living.

“The resounding message from servers in New York to these actresses in Hollywood is to just leave us alone,” said Maggie Raczynski, a bartender at an Outback Steakhouse in upstate New York. “These celebrities have literally no idea. I feel like they need to butt out.”


An aspiring young actress who has worked as a waitress in a Manhattan restaurant for the last three years said she worried that restaurants would raise menu prices and switch to a nontipping model if they had to pay servers $15 an hour. The actress, who just landed a role in an independent horror film but declined to be identified to avoid upsetting her employer, said she would not continue as a waitress without the chance to earn tips.

D. Sweeney, a former actor who said he made a “very comfortable living” as a bartender in New York, was adamant about his opposition to the proposed change. “I’m telling you that I don’t want my wage raised,” Mr. Sweeney said. “Why am I saying that? Am I an idiot?”

You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. This is really the Democratic Party and their progressive left flank at its absolute finest. Striving to change things on behalf of people who DON’T WANT THINGS TO CHANGE! Simply amazing.