DC pushes for tipped workers

When the DC City Council passed a gradual increase to the minimum wage, one group of workers were delvoneminwageleft out — tipped workers like restaurant servers who still make just $2.77 an hour.

DC Working Families and Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) are pushing for a ballot initiative this November that would raise wages for tipped workers. Once approved by the Board of Elections, DC Working Families will have just weeks to collect upward of 20,000 signatures for the ballot initiative.

“It’s going to be kind of tight,” DC Working Families Executive Director, Delvone Michael, said to the Washington Post. “We will absolutely keep pushing forward.”

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