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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

DC COUNCIL Legislation that was approved by Washington, D.C. voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary was repealed by the D.C. Council (pictured above) in a 8-5 vote Tuesday. Initiative 77 was set to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to match the standard minimum wage by 2026.

DC Council Wages War Against Initiative 77

By Maxwell Sheremeta October 5, 2018

The Washington, D.C. Council voted 8-5 Tuesday to repeal Initiative 77, which would have gradually raised the minimum wage for tipped workers from $3.89 to match the standard minimum wage by 2026. Initiative...

Mayor Bowser’s Minimum Wage Proposal Sparks Backlash

By Lisa Burgoa April 22, 2016

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) April 19 proposal for a citywide minimum wage hike to $15 per hour by 2020 has drawn fire from labor activists challenging its policies for tipped workers. Under Bowser’s...

$15 Minimum Wage Ballot Approved

By Lisa Burgoa April 12, 2016

In a surprise reversal on his previous stance, D.C. Superior Court Judge Maurice Ross ruled April 4 to uphold the D.C. Board of Elections’ approval of an increased minimum wage measure last July, greenlighting...

Bowser Spotlights Education, Wages in 2017 Budget

By Matthew Larson April 1, 2016

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) submitted the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and Financial Plan, which includes a record $13.4 billion spending proposal, to the Council of the District of Columbia on March 24. The budget,...

Minimum Wage Proposal Stalls

By Ian Scoville October 20, 2015

Beset by ongoing legal challenges from the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, grassroots efforts to increase Washington, D.C.’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020 have stalled for the foreseeable future. Launched by...

DC Minimum Wage Jumps to $10.50

By Kristen Fedor July 2, 2015

Minimum wage in Washington, D.C., rose from $9.50 to $10.50 Wednesday as part of the January 2014 legislation that guarantees an hourly wage of $11.50 by next year. The $1 change is the second increase...

CARR: Increase Opportunity, Not Wages

By Mallory Carr February 26, 2015

No one should be treated better than the people that feed us. As much as Georgetown students love to complain about Leo’s, as freshmen and sophomores we bond over shared meals at our beloved O’Donovan’s...

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Waging War for the Working Poor

By Emma Lux September 8, 2014

I wasn’t trying to support a family with my minimum wage paycheck from my summer job in a fast food restaurant. My fellow cashier, Kelsey, however, was. Kelsey’s husband had recently lost his...

Most campus workers will not see immediate changes to their wages, but some expect cuts to hours when the wage rises further next year.

Campus Staff Adjusts to DC Wage Increase

By Chris Balthazard August 29, 2014

Although non-student employees at Georgetown have so far been unaffected by this summer’s minimum wage increase from $8.25 to $9.50 in Washington D.C., as they currently earn more than the new wage...

Living Wages for All

By The Editorial Board August 26, 2014

Of all the changes that happened in Georgetown this summer, one in particular is sure to make working students smile. On July 1, the long-awaited increase of the Washington, D.C. minimum wage took effect,...

Mayor Vincent Gray signed the minimum wage increase bill into law in January.

DC Minimum Wage Increases

By Mallika Sen July 1, 2014

The minimum wage in the District of Columbia rose from $8.25 to $9.50 today, the first in a series of rate hikes leading to a minimum wage of $11.50 by 2016. Mayor Vincent Gray affixed his signature...

Mixed Reaction to Wage Hikes

By Griffin Cohen January 14, 2014

Amid celebrations surrounding the recent D.C. Council provision for a higher minimum wage, concerns remain surrounding implementation of the new policy as some students fret that a higher minimum wage...

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