San Francisco No Longer Has Highest (Planned) Minimum Wage in U.S.
Our time at the top of the bottom is coming to an end — at least for now.
The Washington D.C. Council voted last night to raise its minimum wage to $11.60, effective in 2016.
That tops San Francisco’s minimum wage of $10.74 an hour, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, and makes D.C.’s the highest planned minimum wage in the country.
But Washington’s distinction may not be long-lived.
That’s because Mayor Ed Lee announced earlier this month that he’s planning a ballot measure for next year that would raise the city’s minimum wage to as much as $15.
That’s in line with what Bay Area fast food workers asked for during a recent protest.Related