Posts Tagged ‘minimum wage’

The Minimum Wage Will Increase Tomorrow in D.C.

The District's minimum-wage workers will start seeing a city-mandated increase in their paychecks tomorrow, July 1, when the first phase of the city's wage increase goes into effect. Beginning tomorrow, the minimum wage will jump to $9.50 per hour from today's $8.25.
This boost is part of legislation that Mayor Vince Gray signed into law in January that will eventually [...]

District Line Daily: Maximizing the Minimum

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The D.C. Council recently passed legislation to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016, but [...]

District Line Daily: Let’s Make a Deal

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Jeffrey Thompson, the businessman believed to be behind Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 shadow campaign, is [...]

Obama Expected to Announce Minimum Wage Boost for Workers Under Federal Contract

In December, local fast food workers employed in Smithsonian museums rallied outside the National Air and Space Museum and called on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order mandating that businesses contracting with the federal government pay their employees fair wages. Food service workers at Union Station held a similar rally this month, and [...]

District Line Daily: Boost From the President

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President Barack Obama is expected to announce at the State of the Union address tonight [...]

District Line Daily: Minimum Wage Workers Get a Raise

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Mayor Vince Gray is expected to sign the minimum wage bill into law today, [...]

District Line Daily: Shady Orange

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Councilmember and mayoral candidate Vince Orange fought the city's decision to award a $33 million, five-year contract to manage [...]

D.C. Council Supports Minimum Wage Hike, Paid Sick Leave for Tipped Workers

It was a good day on the dais for wage workers in the District.
The D.C. Council unanimously passed legislation that would raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour and another that would expand paid sick leave to include workers who earn tips, like waiters and bartenders.
The minimum wage bill was expected to pass, [...]

District Line Daily: United We Stand

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A group of black, Latino, and Native American leaders stood with their backs to FedEx Field [...]

District Line Daily: Fewer Homeless

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The results of a recent count of the city's homeless on a single night found the [...]

District Line Daily: Minimum to the Max

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Four competing proposals on how to raise the District's minimum wage will head to a D.C. [...]

Matt Yglesias Doesn’t Want You to Get a Raise

Last Friday, Slate's Matt Yglesias came up with a rather unique interpretation of labor economics, musing about "the Left's big mistake about real wages and the economy." Addressing no actual person or piece of legislation coming from the left (or anywhere else for that matter), Yglesias warns that raising the salaries of everyone in the [...]

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