- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Restaurant owners have written to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking him to hold the line on the base wage paid to servers and other tipped workers for five years.

Tipped workers had made between $4.90 and $5.65 before Cuomo raised it to $7.50 an hour before tips in 2015. The increase took effect last Friday.

More than 100 restaurant owners wrote to Cuomo and top lawmakers asking that they agree to keep the tipped wage stable to give the industry time to adjust to the increased labor costs.

Workers such as restaurant servers are paid less than the minimum wage on the assumption that tips will make up the difference.

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