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Mayor Bowser to Mark Next Step Toward a $15 Minimum Wage

Saturday, June 29, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, July 1, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will mark the third increase to the minimum wage under the #Fightfor15 legislation that she introduced and championed in 2016. Effective July 1, 2019, the District’s minimum wage will increase from $13.25 to $14.00 per hour, and the minimum wage for tipped workers will increase from $3.89 to $4.45. 

In 2016, as part of her commitment to create pathways to the middle class for Washingtonians across all eight wards, the Mayor signed the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016 into law to raise the District’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2020. 
Monday, July 1, at 11:30 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Director, Department of Employment Services
Mark Friedman, Co-Founder, Frager’s Hardware
Jaime Contreras, 32BJ Capital Area District Leader, Service Employees International Union

Frager’s Hardware Store 
1115 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
*Closest Metros: Eastern Market Station and Potomac Avenue Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).