DC Working Families is leading the DC for $15 campaign so we can raise the wage for all workers, including tipped workers. We’re fighting at the ballot box and in the Council to lift up working families so they no longer have to struggle to make ends meet.
After duking it out in the courts with Big Business, we finally dealt a knockout blow to their effort to stop our Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign.
But we haven’t made it onto the ballot yet. Our court battle was just the warm up round.
The real fight for $15 has just begun. We need to collect 22,000 signatures from registered DC voters in order to qualify our $15 minimum wage for the November ballot.
The District of Columbia is an expensive town to live in. According to a recent report, the average rent for a one bedroom apartment is $2,215. That means a minimum wage worker would need to work an impossible 210 hours per month, 52 hours a week just to cover rent.
Working people have to take two or three jobs just to scrape together enough money to make rent, pay their bills, take care of their kids, and put food on the table.
A $15 minimum wage would go a long way to make sure that people can live decent lives and have enough time to take care of themselves and their family.