Efforts to raise the wage are running into opposition from state lawmakers and business groups who say a patchwork of minimum wages could lead to a confusing and unequal business climate in which labor costs would vary dramatically from city to city
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray identified the student as 19-year-old Paul Lee
Seattle activists celebrated a successful campaign to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 by calling for a national movement to close the income and opportunity gaps between rich and poor.
Seattle police are suing the city and U.S. Justice Department to challenge new “use of force” restrictions that they say are “unconstitutional” and endanger their lives.
Tensions are growing between business and labor groups as the Seattle City Council debates min. wage
Mayor Ed Murray will make the announcement during a Monday press conference
Murray says the preschool plan would help close the widening opportunity gap between rich and poor children and help prepare Seattle kids for success in school and life
The Seattle mayor is proposing to raise the wage to $15 in the coming years to the highest level in the nation
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made a visit to Seattle to meet with local elected leaders to get an update on the status of a possible new arena
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants voters to approve both tax and fee increases to pay to keep buses running in the city and to and from the suburbs