The income disparity between the rich and poor in D.C. is growing and the divide is worse when compared to the nation as a whole.
According to a Forbes.com review, women in D.C. come closer to matching men\’s pay compared to women in other cities.
The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that
would require large retailers like Wal-Mart and Target to pay their employees at
least $12.50 an hour.
Workers seeing smaller paychecks is a nationwide trend.
The District suffered slower growth in wages
second quarter, falling below the national
for the first
time in a decade, the D.C. finance office
Arlington County has fallen in line with its
its living wage — the minimum salary paid to
employees — to $13.13 an hour.
More than a dozen students are in their tenth day of a hunger strike at the University of Virginia, as part of the Living Wage Campaign.