Kshama Sawant

'15 Now' protesters (Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Challenges $15 Minimum Wage

A new federal lawsuit is challenging Seattle’s adoption of the nation’s highest minimum wage as unfair to small franchises

CBS Seattle–06/11/2014

Fast Food workers across the country marched to demand a higher minimum wage. (Getty Images)

Will Others Follow Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike?

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.

CBS Seattle–06/03/2014

'15 Now' protesters (Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images)

Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage: Questions And Answers

The Seattle City Council has approved an ordinance that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the highest in the nation. Here are some questions and answers about the new hourly wage.

CBS Seattle–06/03/2014

File image of fast-food worker (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Seattle City Council Expected To OK $15 Minimum Wage

The Seattle City Council is expected to approve an ordinance Monday to phase in a $15 hourly minimum wage — the highest in the natio

CBS Seattle–06/02/2014

Ed Murray (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

In Depth: Seattle Hopes To Lead Nation With $15 Min. Wage

The Seattle mayor is proposing to raise the wage to $15 in the coming years to the highest level in the nation

CBS Seattle–05/15/2014

(Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

City Council Takes Up $15 Min. Wage Plan

A $15 minimum wage would give Seattle the highest minimum wage of any city in the nation

CBS Seattle–05/05/2014

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AFP/Getty Images)

Seattle Group Files $15 Minimum Wage Initiative

A Seattle group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage has filed the paperwork for a city initiative, increasing pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the city council to pass a wage increase without exemptions or delays.

CBS Seattle–04/14/2014

Councilwoman Sawant being sworn in (photo courtesy of Seattle City Council)

Socialist Sworn In As Seattle City Council Member, Promises ‘Massive’ Reform

A former community college professor who won a surprising citywide election was sworn in Monday as the first socialist City Council member in Seattle’s modern history.

01/07/2014

File photo of Boeing machinists. (credit: Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

Socialist City Council Member: Boeing ‘Workers Should Take Over The Factories’

A newly elected Socialist City Council member wants Boeing machinists to take possession of an airplane-building factory if the company decides to move out of state.

11/22/2013

File photo of a man entering a voting booth.  (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Seattle Elects Socialist To City Council

Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.

11/15/2013

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