Vote No on Initiative 77

June 18, 2018

The Georgetowner has listened to the arguments on both sides of the tipped employee minimum wage issue and believes strongly that Initiative 77 should be defeated. 

RAMMYs Shine Despite Industry Challenges

June 11, 2018

The industry has taken a hit this year from the sexual harassment scandals and Anthony Bourdain’s passing. Speeches at the D.C. ceremony emphasized the need for community and a spirit of togetherness.

Vote No on Initiative 77

June 6, 2018

Voter beware! At first glance, Initiative 77 on the June 19 D.C. primary ballot seems like a “no-brainer” yes vote. After all, it aims to guarantee that by July 1, 2020, […]

Panel Addresses Georgetown’s Restaurant Future

May 17, 2018

Close to 200 restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and Georgetown residents packed the new Church Hall beer hall at 1080 Wisconsin Ave. NW on May 14 to hear a roundtable discussion on “Georgetown’s Restaurant Renaissance.”

Initiative #77: Battle Erupts Over D.C. Tipped-Employee Wage

May 16, 2018

A battle between restaurant and bar servers who want to keep earning tips on top of a minimum wage much lower than the one in effect for all other D.C. […]

Battle Erupts Over D.C. Tipped-Employee Wage

May 14, 2018

Initiative 77, which proposes to match the lower minimum wage for tipped employees (currently $3.33) to the minimum wage for all others (currently $12.50) by 2026, is on the June 19 primary ballot.

Initiative 77: Fate of Georgetown Restaurants Decided June 19

May 2, 2018

A battle is brewing over this June’s ballot initiative to match the minimum wage for waiters, baristas and the like with that of non-tipped employees. Initiative 77 would give tipped employees […]