According to WSYR News, local tipped workers are meeting with state officials today to discuss Cuomo's new initiative to raise their minimum hourly pay to match that of someone who doesn't work for tips. In an area where food is our identity and our number one commodity, this is a HOT topic...

While the state is trying to relieve pressure for workers so they don't have to tolerate mean customers just to get a good tip, workers are concerned that they're going to lose their jobs or at the very least, traffic will decrease. The costs of paying workers this extra amount will land on restaurant owners and they will likely in turn pass the added expense on to the customer by raising menu prices or just close altogether.

Many of us have worked in the restaurant or bar business at one point of another... What do you think? Read more at LocalSYR.com.