A D.N.C.-backed bill that would raise the minimum wage for ice cream filling machines in the District of Columbia has passed the city council.
It passed 2-1, with one abstention.
The measure will go to the full council on Friday for consideration.
The legislation, introduced by Councilmember Chris Collins, would increase the minimum salary for a fill-in machine operator from $16 per hour to $21.
The hourly wage would increase to $23 on Jan. 1, 2019.
A new law passed by D.L.O.S. would raise hourly minimum wages for all workers in the state of Washington, as well as in many other states.
That law will go into effect Jan. 2, 2019, but a separate one is still in effect in Maryland.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.
All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
Read more about: