The D.C. Council unanimously agreed to boost the city’s hourly minimum wage to $15 on Tuesday, and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser pledged to sign the measure into law, lifting pay for low-income workers to among the highest in the country within four years.

The developments marked a victory for unions, which targeted the nation’s capital for a symbolic win in the “Fight for $15” campaign in a presidential election year.

Polls find strong support for a $15 wage floor as many Americans have become frustrated by the loss of well-paying manufacturing jobs and the growth of low-paying retail and service jobs.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has tapped into that frustration in his presidential bid, calling for a federal $15 minimum, while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has said she would support a $15 minimum wage if it is implemented gradually. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has alternatively said both that wages are too high and that “people have to get more.”

The District’s move is the latest in a series of unexpected and rapid-fire victories for the $15-minimum-wage movement. What began as an audacious push by fast-food workers just a few years ago is evolving into a new labor standard, with state lawmakers in California and New York agreeing to implement a $15 minimum wage by 2022 and legislatures in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey weighing similar measures.

D.C. is the latest city to approve a $15 minimum wage.

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