DC workers and unions joined DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and local officials last Friday to mark the District’s minimum wage increase. “Now more than ever, we need to ensure our workers and their families have access to high wages and good paying jobs as the city continues to grow and prosper," said Metro Washington Council Executive Director Carlos Jimenez. “The Mayor and the Council have set an example for the nation to follow with one of the nation’s highest minimum wages to provide a critical lifeline to help move workers off public programs and generate critical economic activity,” said 32BJ Vice President Jaime Contreras. “The difference that $15 an hour can make for so many struggling families cannot be underestimated. In an age of Trump and under this Congress, low-wage workers have only their local government to rely on.”
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