Fair Wage Initiative Repealed

October 10, 2018

After weeks of demonstrations and a hearing that lasted 16 hours — until 3 a.m. on Sept. 17 — the D.C. Council on Tuesday, Oct. 2, voted 8 to 5 […]

Repeal Likely for Initiative 77

September 26, 2018

The long-anticipated D.C. Council meeting to consider a proposal to repeal Initiative 77 — the so-called Fair Wage Act for the District’s tipped employees, voted in by less than 10 […]

Initiative 77 Pros, Cons Face D.C. Council

September 17, 2018

Today is the day! Monday, Sept 17, the proponents and opponents of Initiative #77 — the so-called Fair Wage Act — face off in front of Washington DC’s city council […]

Council May Overturn Tipped-Employee Minimum Wage Vote

September 13, 2018

In July, a majority of Council members co-introduced a bill to overturn Initiative 77. Mayor Bowser also came out against the vote’s outcome. That resolution will be taken up at the Sept. 17 Council meeting.

Fonda: ‘Initiative 77 Cuts Sexual Abuse in Half’

July 25, 2018

“Initiative 77 cuts sexual abuse in half and allows women and other restaurant workers to be less vulnerable,” said Academy Award-winning actress and longtime political activist Jane Fonda on the steps […]

Fonda: ‘Initiative 77 Cuts Sexual Abuse in Half’

July 16, 2018

Actress and activist Jane Fonda came to the steps of the Wilson Building on July 13 to “stand with working women” and to speak in support of the “One Fair Wage DC” proposal that voters passed in the June 19 primary election.

Initiative 77 Saga Continues

July 12, 2018

Council members and Republican members of Congress want to reject the initiative, approved June 19, which would grant all D.C. workers, including tipped workers, a $15-an-hour minimum wage by 2020.

Council Should Void Initiative 77 Vote

July 11, 2018

Initiative 77 — the “One Fair Wage DC” proposal that would require restaurants and bars to pay all their employees, including those who get tips, a $15-an-hour minimum wage by […]

Opponents Urge Council to Void Initiative 77

July 9, 2018

More than 250 managers, waiters, bartenders walked through the halls of the John A. Wilson District Building July 9, urging Council members to void the vote to eliminate the lower minimum wage for tipped employees.

Tipped-Employee Initiative Passes. Now What?

June 21, 2018

Initiative 77, making it District law to guarantee every full-time employee a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2025, passed 55 percent to 45 percent.  An online petition is being circulated to “Continue the fight – bring 77 to City Council!”