Tomorrow, the D.C. City Council will vote for a second time on the $15 minimum wage bill city-wide before it goes to Mayor Muriel Bowser's desk. The bill calls for the minimum wage to increase in increments starting in 2017 until reaching $15 per hour in 2020, after which it will be indexed to inflation annually. Thanks to the coalition's efforts, the District's minimum wage has increased every year since 2014, and in July it will increase once again to $11.50. Surrounding counties in Maryland have followed the District's lead; Montgomery and Prince George's counties increased the minimum wage a few years ago and Montgomery County is expected to introduce a $15-an-hour minimum wage proposal soon. The first hearing for Montgomery County is on June 21.
- based on a report in UFCW 400’s Wednesday Weekly