California Governor Jerry Brown signed a $15 minimum wage into law as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did the same. But while California only has one flat minimum wage, New York and other states continue a two-tiered system for tipped workers. RT America’s Manila Chan breaks down where states stand on the issue and the history of the movement against the practice of tipping, originally rooted in slavery.

Ed Schultz is an American television and radio host, a liberal political commentator, and a former sports broadcaster. He was the host of The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. Ed has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconis and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine for a number of years. Ed Schultz has been a nominee by Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records.