Muriel Bowser
Mayor Muriel Bowser delivers the State of the District Address at the University of the District of Columbia in Northwest. (Lateef Mangum)

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday will mark the first increase to the minimum wage under the #Fightfor15 legislation that she introduced last year.

The 2016 legislation served as part of Bowser’s effort to provide all D.C. residents a fair shot at pathways to the middle class.

Beginning July 1, the minimum wage for District workers will increase from $11.50 per hour to $12.50, and the minimum wage for tipped workers will increase from $2.77 an hour to $3.33.

The increase marks the first for tipped workers in 12 years.

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