Move over, San Francisco. The District is about to have the highest hourly minimum wage rate in the country, after the D.C. Council voted unanimously in favor of a bill raising the wage to $11.50 an hour by 2016.
The bill, produced in concert with similar legislation in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, doesn’t raise the wage for tipped workers. Despite backing a lower, $10 wage, Vince Gray will sign the bill, according to a spokesman.
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