Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DC Raises The Minimum Wage

Extremely awesome news:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has given final approval to raising the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2016.

Tuesday's vote was a formality, with the council already having approved the minimum wage hike unanimously.

The bill now goes to Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray for his signature. Gray has advocated for a more modest minimum wage increase, but he's not expected to veto it given the council's unanimous support.
This is going to be a real improvement in a lot of peoples' lives. Well done to everyone involved.

1 comment:

  1. So I'm torn. Part of me thinks about damn time, but another part, the more cynical part thinks with the income disparity in DC this isn't even close to enough.