Wage hike just a bad step for nation’s capital

Wage hike just a bad step for nation's capital

Washington, DC, has joined the list of places wanting a $15-an-hour minimum wage – but the city is still reeling from the wage that is being replaced.

The bill signed by the District of Columbia’s mayor would increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. The district’s base wage is currently $10.50, and while supporters of the increase say it’s necessary to help people make ends meet, critics say otherwise.

"[Unfortunately] I think Washington, DC, hasn’t learned its lesson … on minimum wage," says Michael Saltsman, research director at Employment Policies Institute . "DC has pursued a […]

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