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.
“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 […]
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.
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.
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!”