Momentum Builds in D.C. Area for a Minimum Wage Increase

November 26, 2013

When Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray (D) recently vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would've required big-box stores like Walmart to pay their workers living wages, his veto message explicitly called for a raise in the minimum wage for all District of Columbia residents. D.C. Council members Vincent OrangeYvette Alexander and Chair Phil Mendelson also have called for an increase in the local wage. The current minimum wage in the district is $8.25, except for tipped workers, whose minimum wage is $2.77.

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