UPDATED 7:38 AM PT — Tues. July 10, 2018
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are expected to introduce a bill to repeal the city’s minimum wage.
City Council Chair Phil Mendelson is planning to introduce legislation alongside other council members Tuesday to repeal the city’s recently passed initiative, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025.
Initiative 77 was passed by a 55-percent vote in the June primaries, but lawmakers are saying the initiative would hurt restaurant owners and other small businesses.
Servers and bartenders similarly criticized the bill, saying their pay would be at a fixed, constant rate.
If the council decides to repeal the move, it would be a big hit to Democrats who campaigned for the measure.