The Metro Washington Council will join allies supporting the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act at this morning’s DC City Council hearing on the bill. The proposed legislation would increase the minimum wage in the District of Columbia to $15 per hour by July 1, 2020, and increase the tipped minimum wage to $7.50 by 2022. “We applaud Mayor Bowser for taking the lead on legislation that helps workers take a big step forward along the pathway out of poverty,” said Jackie Jeter, president of the Metro Washington Council. The legislation coincides with a slew of recent reports on D.C.’s rising cost of living. Cheat Sheet recently reported that to live comfortably in Washington, an individual needs to make $108,092 per year, while MIT’s Living Wage Calculator finds one adult supporting one child in the District needs to make $30.42 an hour to have a living wage. The hearing begins at 11a at the Wilson Building.
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