Action: Tell Marion Barry to Keep the D.C. Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Days Laws Strong

December 16, 2013

Joslyn Williams, president of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO, sent out an action alert on Monday calling on Washington, D.C., residents to call council member Marion Barry and ask him to vote to keep proposed legislation increasing the minimum wage and expanding paid sick days laws strong. The D.C. Council is set to vote Tuesday on increasing the minimum wage and providing tipped workers with paid sick days, but the National Restaurant Association is trying to weaken the paid sick days law by removing protections for workers who speak out when their employers violate the law. Barry has been targeted by the association in hopes that he will push to change the bill to weaken workers' rights, according to the Metropolitan Washington Council. Williams and other working families advocates in the District of Columbia are asking area residents to call Barry's office and urge him to vote in favor of the rights of workers and not extremist corporate interests.

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