Tipped employees at LGBT-friendly establishments explain why they are against passing Initiative 77 in a new video for the NO2DC77 Committee.
If approved by voters on June 19, Initiative 77 would increase tipped workers’ minimum wage in D.C., which currently stands at $3.33, to the standard minimum wage of $12.50. The initiative would increase wages by 2026.
Those who are against the initiative fear that increasing the minimum wage would deter people from tipping as often, as much or at all.
In the video, the interviewed employees say that if Initiative 77 is passed they would have to rethink their living situations in the District or find other jobs to supplement their income.