NYC Councilman Francisco Moya Urges Department of Labor To End The Tip Credit

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Today, City Councilman Francisco Moya was joined by local organized labor groups, workers’ rights organizations and Assemblywoman Ari Espinal in front of City Hall to announce that he will introduce a resolution urging the Department of Labor to immediately end the tipped wage in New York State.

NYSRA Advocacy UpdateFrancisco Moya took many of the talking points groups like the Restaurant Opportunities Center have used over the course of this fight and that we continue to disprove at every turn.

The New York Restaurant Association are asking all of our New York City members to place calls into the council members that represent the district that their restaurant calls home. These members need to know how many jobs will be lost if this were to happen. They need to know that tipped employees themselves will lose money if this happens.

If you need help identifying your local council representative or need their contact information please click here or contact Kevin Dugan, our Government Affairs Director, at Kevin@nysra.org and he will be able to assist you.


Francisco Moya currently represents the 21st Council District- encompassing East Elmhurst, Corona, and Lefrak City. Prior to his 2017 election to the Council, Moya was elected to the 39th Assembly District in 2010, earning him the honor of being the first Ecuadorian-American elected to public office in the United States. He has since represented the district, which includes Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. To learn more about Francisco Moya or contact his office, visit his webpage.


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