As we’ve reported in past issues, liberal employee advocates are often pushing elimination of the tipped wage because ‘tipped workers can’t live on the wages they earn’, even though tipped workers like their current setup. We’ve advised of two major ballot questions on this issue being decided on November 8 in Washington DC and Portland Maine. An interesting article ran last month in the Portland Press Herald reporting on a well-attended rally of tipped wage employees in Portland who stand in staunch opposition to the ballot initiative, Question D. The rally was organized by an employee-led movement known as Restaurant Industry United, which is working hard to educate voters on how tipped workers themselves oppose Question D and are content to keep the lower tipped wage – and the tips!