The Alliance's Andrew Rigie participated in a roundtable discussion in Brooklyn with Caribbean clergy, restaurant owners, workers, industry leaders and community groups who are working together to keep the hospitality industry tip credit.
Tip Credit Roundtable in Brooklyn
By NYC Hospitality Alliance
Those who gathered spoke about the necessity of the tip credit and explained how eliminating it will hurt jobs, small businesses and opportunity in the Caribbean community.
The passionate discussion sent another strong message to Governor Cuomo and the Department of Labor on the importance of saving the hospitality industry tip credit.
Back L-R: Robert Gordon, Owner, Footprints Cafe; Kevin Johnson, Chairman, Flatbush Business Improvement District & Owner, Crystal Manor; Andrew Rigie, Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance; Bishop Orlando Findlayter; Minister Kirsten John Foy, NE Northeast Regional Director, NAN
Front L-R: Jessica Walker, President & CEO, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Monique Watterman, East Flatbush Village, Inc.; Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry, National Presiding Minister, the House of Lord Church