How the U.S. Government Is Making Washington, D.C. the Capitol of Inequality

While Washington, DC is one of the most economically successful cities in the nation, it is also one of the most economically unequal places to live and work in America. Federal contracting work contributes to the area’s wide income inequality. This report finds that: Nearly one-third of DC’s federal contract workers—24,500—earn less than $20 an […]

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July 29th, 2015
$15 Minimum Wage Initiatives Gain Momentum In DC and Around the Country

Last Wednesday was an exciting day for those advocating to increase local minimum wage rates around the country. From the West Coast to the East, gains were made to bring the wage floor closer to a living wage—including a proposed ballot initiative in the District. The actions come amidst a growing body of research that […]

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