One Fair Wage, the wholly-owned non-profit political arm of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) that is backed (and financed?) by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is now bringing pressure on company stockholders to eliminate tip credits. Through stockholders, including the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, among other groups, One Fair Wage has succeeded in getting the New York State and NYC pension funds to lobby Denny’s and Dine Brands to launch studies on the impact of eliminating the tip credit. And, speaking of the tip credit, both candidates in the Washington DC Mayoral election have come out in opposition to Initiative 82, which would again mandate the elimination of the tipped credit in the Nation’s Capital. One Fair Wage is behind this effort as well, but that didn’t phase two of the three candidates seeking the Mayor’s office. Both incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser and District 8 Councilmember Travon White opposed the measure while a third candidate, Councilmember At-large Robert White, is all in on Initiative 82. Interestingly, the tipped credit was eliminated by ballot initiative in 2018, but the Council rescinded it after tipped employees protested!