Boosting DC’s Minimum Wage Has Broad Support

A starting wage of $12.50 for employees of DC big-box retailers proved to be controversial among our city’s elected officials. But even some of the legislation’s strongest critics agreed with supporters on one key point: that DC’s minimum wage is too low and needs to be raised. Now is the time for DC residents to hold our elected leaders to their word, as the public debate shifts from the Large Retailer Accountability Act to what might be called a Keep Your Word on Raising the Minimum Wage Accountability Act.

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