With Minimum Wage Proposal, Tipped Workers Might Get a Small Boost

In his State of the Union address this week, President Barack Obama called on local lawmakers around the country to raise minimum wages. The Massachusetts Senate is way ahead of him. It passed a bill in November that would push the state wage from 8 to 11 dollars an hour by 2016. But there’s one group who, on paper at least, make far less than that: people like servers and bartenders who rely on tips.