Post Tagged with: "minimum wage"

DC COUNCIL Legislation that was approved by Washington, D.C. voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary was repealed by the D.C. Council (pictured above) in a 8-5 vote Tuesday.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

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 77 was approved by District voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary election, according[Read More…]

Mayor Bowser’s Minimum Wage Proposal Sparks Backlash

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 proposal, the minimum wage for tipped workers would increase from the current $2.77 per hour to $7.50[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

$15 Minimum Wage Ballot Approved

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 activists’ efforts for a $15-per-hour minimum wage to be put to vote in a District ballot[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Spotlights Education, Wages in 2017 Budget

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, entitled “A Fair Shot,” calls for a growth of about $400 million from last year’s plan[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Minimum Wage Proposal Stalls

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 a coalition of both local and national labor and social justice oriented advocacy groups this past April, including Restaurant[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Minimum Wage Jumps to $10.50

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 outlined in the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013, which the D.C. Council passed unanimously under[Read More…]

by July 2, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

CARR: Increase Opportunity, Not Wages

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 on the Waterfront. Upperclassmen not lucky enough to be SEALs (or, “Seniors Eating At Leo’s,”[Read More…]

by February 26, 2015 9 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Janet Zhu

Waging War for the Working Poor

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 job as a security guard, and she had a 2-month-old son at home to feed. Her story[Read More…]

by September 8, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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

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 rate, some Georgetown employees still fear the potential threat of lay-offs and reduced hours as the minimum approaches[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Living Wages for All

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, boosting the hourly wage from $8.25 to $9.50. By July 2016, workers in D.C. — Corp[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top