Via the AP –
Waiters who serve the higher-priced seats at Yankee Stadium claim in a lawsuit that their tips are being withheld.
The suit names Volume Services America, which ran food services in the old stadium, and Legends Hospitality, which runs them in the new stadium. It was filed in Manhattan federal court on Monday. It seeks unpaid wages and other damages.
Menus in the seats’ cup holders say “a 20 percent service charge will be added to the listed prices. Additional gratuity is at your discretion.”
The lawsuit says the workers did not receive any of the 20 percent service charges.
A spokeswoman for the Yankees told the New York Daily News it hasn’t seen the lawsuit but that all its employees are paid in strict accordance with their union contract.
Thirty years ago, a somewhat demented old man once told me: You want a good tip? Buy twin beds. You’ll never get screwed.
Looks like the Yankee Stadium wait staff is not getting a good tip and getting screwed at the same time. Go figure.