- Apr 13, 2011
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The District of Columbia's city council approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday, a rate adopted by a growing number of U.S. cities and states seeking to battle income inequality.
The council voted unanimously to pass the measure boosting the minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2020, with subsequent hikes tied to inflation. A final vote will come later this month, and Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser has backed the bill.
Once approved, the U.S. capital will join California and New York in making $15 the hourly minimum. At least eight cities, including Seattle, have also approved the $15 base.
"Raising the minimum wage will help address the issues of residents being pushed out of the District due to rising costs of living and income inequality," Council member Vincent Orange, a sponsor of the bill, said in the hearing.
Read more @: District of Columbia approves $15/hour minimum wage | Reuters
The nation's capital has raised its minimum wage to $15 over a period of 4 years! The first raise of $1 will come July 1. :applaud:applaud A step in the right direction for DC!