Political cartoon criticizes low minimum wage.  Published in The Columbia Syndicate on April 3, 2014.

D.C. City Council Votes to Raise Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON – The District of Columbia’s city council voted to raise minimum wage to $15 in June 2016. The Fair Shot Minimum Wage Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 has been enacted “[t]o amend, on an emergency basis, the Minimum Wage Revision Act of 1992 to progressively increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.”…

Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's restaurant to call for an increase in minimum wage on April 13th, 2015. SCOTT OLSON/GETTYIMAGES.

D.C. Council votes to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020

The D.C. Council agreed to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 on Tuesday. The voting was reportedly unanimous, as stated by the Washington Post. Fourteen states began the year with higher wages, and four other states have additional increases scheduled for 2016. The $15 per hour minimum wage measure, which is called “Fair Minimum Wage…

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D.C. votes to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020.

The city council of the District of Columbia confirmed that it would increase the minimum wage within the area over the next couple of years. The “Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016” works to modify the “Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 1992.” As a result of this act, which was signed by Mayor…

Robert Wideman, a maintenance mechanic at McDonalds Corp., shines the shoes of a Ronald McDonald statue outside of a restaurant while protesting with fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)  on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

D.C. legislators vote to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020

In an action that has been years in the making, the DC council voted on July 22 to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The decision was unanimous. This culmination of the “Fight for Fifteen” campaign, a movement aiming for a higher minimum wage to meet the costs of living. As elections press on,…

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D.C. Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020

Following states like California and New York, the Washington D.C. City Council unanimously decided to boost minimum wage for workers to $15 last month. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser pledged to lift the pay for those being paid minimum wage by 2020, according to the Mayor’s Office. This month, Washington D.C.’s minimum wage is scheduled to…

Supporters of the new minimum wage celebrate Gov. Jerry Brown signing the minimum wage legislation on April 4, 2016. Photo by USA Today.

D.C. signs legislation to raise minimum wage to $15

    California and New York are signing legislation for an increase in minimum wage to $15 an hour, similar to that of D.C.’s. NPR interviewed multiple sources on how the implementation would affect their lives. WASHINGTON – A unanimous Washington D.C. City Council vote raised the minimum wage to $15. Gradually the wage will…

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D.C. minimum wage to be raised to $15

  D.C. City Council made a unanimous decision to raise the minimum wage to $15, with D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser pledging to sign the measure into law in June. The step forward marked a huge triumph for unions, whose campaign to “Fight for $15” had been targeting the nation’s capital.  The movement, which began…

Protesters call for $15 minimum wage increases in New York, whose campaigning in DC gives a huge win to the minimum wage workers in the DC area. Photo from In These TImes.

DC City Council Votes to Increase Minimum Wage to $15

The DC City Council voted unanimously to lift the minimum wage, planning for the future after 2020 when the minimum wage should be raised to $15, and the years leading up to it. “As of July 1, 2017, the minimum wage required to be paid to any employee by any employer in the District of…

Supporters of the new minimum wage celebrate Gov. Jerry Brown signing the minimum wage legislation on April 4, 2016. Photo by USA Today.

Minimum wage in Washington D.C raised to $15

  In Washington, D.C., the D.C. council came to a decision in early June 2016 to change minimum wage to $15. This will be fully applied within the next 4 years. Many unions who had campaigned for the “Fight for 15” are excited about the action being taken to help more minimum waged workers while…