DC Votes to Raise Tipped Workers’ Minimum Wage

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D.C. voters have chosen to raise the pay for tipped workers to nontipped workers’ minimum wage.  The ballot measure known as Initiative 82 was originated by labor unions.  “Although [these initiatives] sound great and are many times emotionally charged …, the bottom line is that the customer’s the one who’s going to pay for it in the end” Noe Landini, owner of Junction Bistro Bar and Bakery on Capitol Hill said.  The new mandate will gradually raise the base pay of tipped workers by $2 each year until it reaches the district’s minimum wage by 2027, according to Axios.