On November 8, 2022, DC Voters passed the "District of Columbia Tip Credit Elimination Act of 2021" aka Initiative 82, by a very large margin. Starting in the Spring of 2023, DC's subminimum tipped wage (currently $5.35 per hour) will graudally increase a few dollars each year and by 2027 Initiative 82 will ensure all tipped workers receive DC's full minimum wage of at least $16.10 plus tips on top!


Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Nikolas Schiller, 202-643-3878
Adam Eidinger, 202-744-2671


Supporters of Initiative 82 & DSA to Gather at Hellbender Brewery to Watch Election Results

Initiative 82 Proposer Available for Interview


WASHINGTON, DC — Supporters of Initiative 82 and the Metro DC Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America will gather at Hellbender Brewery (5788 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20011) starting at 8:00pm to watch the election results roll in. Current and former tipped workers will be present as well as the Initiative 82 proposer, Ryan O’Leary.

Statement from Mr. O’Leary: “We are expecting a historic win for tipped workers tonight.

WHO: Initiative 82 Proposer Ryan O’Leary, Campaign Supporters, and Metro DC DSA
WHAT: Election Night Watch Party
WHEN: 8:00pm to 11:00pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2022
WHERE: Hellbender Brewery, 5788 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20011


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