Washington DC wins $15 Min Wage, Durham, NC wins $15 for FT City Employees!
Last week saw two significant victories for working folks in the US!
The nation’s capitol voted to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour for all workers. Mayor Muriel Bowser said of the measure, ““I see how much it costs to live in Washington, D.C., and that cost is only going up.” For now, the increases will be phased in and the wage will stay tied to inflation after hitting $15.
Durham, NC voted to pay all full time city employees $15/hour, and is looking for ways to do the same for part-time workers. Civil rights leaders and community organizations have supported the #FightFor15 all along, and this win wouldn’t be possible without them. Come more context can be found here in this commentary by the Reverend William Barber on why we must continue to focus on the minimum wage as a moral issue.
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