Podcast: Tipping debate deja vu – DC decides how to pay service workers

As DC voters open their mail-in ballots, one of their biggest decisions will be on whether to phase out the tipped wage for many restaurant, bar and nail salon workers. If Initiative 82 sounds familiar, that’s because DC residents voted to get rid of tipped wages back in 2018, but the DC Council reversed course. It’s a contentious issue. We talk with One Fair Wage’s Ryan O’Leary – who supports I-82 – and Chef Geoff’s Geoff Tracy – who opposes it – to understand each side of the issue.