Together we will pass the "District of Columbia Tip Credit Elimination Act of 2021" aka Initiative 82, which will eliminate the sub-minimum tipped wage of $5.35 per hour, and ensure all tipped workers receive DC's full minimum wage of at least $16.10 plus tips on top! Please sign up to volunteer with the DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry.

We Qualified for November’s General Election Ballot!

Screen grab from the DCBOE memo

At the April meeting of the DCBOE, it was declared that the campaign submitted more than enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. We needed to collect the signatures of 5% of the registered voters District-wide (about 26,204) and signatures from 5% of registered voters in 5 of the 8 Wards. We ended up submitting 27,026 valid signatures and cross the 5% threshold in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Although we turned our petitions in before the February 22 deadline to be on DC’s June 19 primary ballot, an error in counting the signatures pushed Initiative 82 on to the November 8, 2022 General Election Ballot.

Here’s some news articles about us qualifying for the ballot: