Skip to main content

View Diary: Washington, DC, city council passes minimum wage increase and expands paid sick leave (13 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  This will be interesting given that VA is not part (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Bmeis

    DC, Prince George's Country and Montgomery County have raised their minimum wage to $11.50, but across the river in Virginia it is still stuck at $7.25, because individual counties in Virginia cannot shift their minimum wages. In other words, a single metropolitan area will have huge disparities in terms of minimum pay. Needless to say, it is a second-to-none place to evaluate the minimum wage's impact on employment.

    •  It's true (0+ / 0-)

      and I'm pretty confident it will be yet more evidence in favor of a higher minimum wage.

      Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity. Notes on a Theory

      by David Kaib on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 01:35:39 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site