You can chalk up another advocacy victory for One Fair Wage, the advocacy group backed by the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), as initial approval of the language was granted to The District of Columbia Tip Elimination Act of 2021 (Initiative 82) for placement on the Washington, DC primary ballot in 2022. Notwithstanding approval of the initiative’s wording, proponents must still collect almost 26,000 valid voter signatures (equal to 5% of total registered voters in the District of Columbia) before the initiative is certified and put before the voters. Initiative 82 is similar to Initiative 77, which was approved by voters back in 2019 but ultimately repealed by the City Council in the wake of significant backlash from restaurant employees who wanted to continue receiving tips rather than a straight minimum wage.