Posts Tagged ‘minimum wage’

Minimum Wage Hike Does Little to Make D.C. Housing Affordable

A report out today from the Urban Institute finds that while the higher minimum wage that's begun to take effect in the District will mean a boost in wages for more than 40,000 residents, many of those residents will see only a negligible rise in income, in many cases less than $500 a year. Meanwhile, the [...]

Higher Minimum Wage Will Have Minimal Effect for Many Families, Study Finds

It's been slightly more than half a year since Mayor Vince Gray signed a bill to raise D.C.'s minimum wage, and more than a month since it took effect, bringing the lowest allowable hourly wage to $9.50 before it gradually rises to $11.50 in July 2016 and then changes with inflation. But the effect the legislation is having [...]

Gray Signs Minimum Wage Bill. What’s It Mean for D.C. Workers?

After many months of competing proposals and Walmart drama, Mayor Vince Gray signed a bill this morning to raise D.C.'s minimum wage. So what actually changes, and what doesn't? Here's a rundown of what the legislation means for D.C. workers.
How much more do D.C. employers now have to pay?
Nothing, yet. The current D.C. minimum wage of $8.25 [...]

Workers’ Advocates Win the Minimum-Wage War After Losing a Battle

It's been a roller-coaster year for advocates of a higher minimum wage in the District. In June, the D.C. Council passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would have required stores with more than 75,000 square feet and parent companies that gross at least $1 billion per year to pay a "living wage" of $12.50 an [...]

Data For That Sense of Being Gouged: D.C. Has the Second Highest Rents in the Country

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is out with its annual survey of rental affordability in the states, and the news is not good: The District of Columbia is the most expensive in the nation, second only to Hawaii (and then you're paying to live in, well, Hawaii). To measure affordability, the organization uses the [...]