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!


Current and former tipped workers have stories to share about their experience in the restaurant industry. From unruly customers to wage theft to sexual harassment, the DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry would like share your stories so that voters who have not worked in the industry can better understand what tipped workers go through.

Please use the form below to share your story:

The DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry will review your story and contact you when it is published.