Certainly not unions. No, this guide rates dining establishments based on how they treat their employees. Now, you can argue that this information is not entirely irrelevant to the dining experience. Well treated and happy employees are likely to provide superior service.
But the clear goal here is to intimidate businesses that don't provide the benefits this coalition believes they should And apparently the businesses were intimidated; it's amazing how quickly some changed tipping policies and benefits. Here's the reality; the key to success in business is to provide a quality product with the lowest possible expenses to the business. And "lowest possible" includes wages at what I and others call the "going rate." That would be the rate that keeps your employees from going somewhere else.
Part of the quick response by the employers might be that their emploiyees can now compare them with other employers. Nothing really wrong with that I suppose. But this is so typically liberal; the quality of the product is irrelevant. How the workers are getting treated is everything.