One Fair Wage

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In 2018, DC residents voted to remove the tipped minimum wage, which would force service employers to cough up more of their profits to pay their workers a living wage. Despite passing in all eight wards of DC, a majority of DC councilmembers caved to pressure from food-chain conglomerates and industry groups to overturn the ballot initiative. These articles chronicle that saga, and include additional articles on fair wage policy and politics.