A cocktail engineer at Barmini in Washington, D.C.

A cocktail engineer at Barmini in Washington, D.C.

Across the country, debates over raising the minimum wage are waging – and Washington, D.C., is no exception. But often ignored in these conversations are tipped workers –those in service industries who receive far lower minimum wages and make up the difference in gratuity. In light of two separate proposals to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020 in the District, Kojo explores what the wage increase would mean for tipped workers – particularly those in the restaurant industry.

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  • David Cooper Senior Economic Analyst, Economic Policy Institute
  • Kathy Hollinger President and CEO, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington

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