"NEW: The NY Times reveals that low-wage restaurant workers have been unknowingly funding the industry's powerful lobbying arm, the National Restaurant Association, as it worked to kill minimum wage increases around the country.
Here's how the scheme works: " https://twitter.com/MorePerfectUS/status/1615379667825065986
"In 2007, the restaurant lobby (sometimes called "the other NRA") bought ServSafe, an online food safety training company.It then lobbied states to require restaurant workers to take those trainings, producing a reliable stream of paying customers."https://twitter.com/MorePerfectUS/status/1615379959824134145
"Since 2010, 3.6 million workers have paid for ServSave courses, providing $25 million to the NRA—enough to fund all of its lobbying costs, the Times found.
The funding extracted from everyday workers dwarfs the amount that some of the NRA's large corporate donors provide." https://twitter.com/MorePerfectUS/status/1615382543385202688
|New York Times: "How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low"|