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Initiative For $15 Wage Winning Early Vote Count

A national push to create a $15 minimum wage found a new source of momentum Tuesday as an initiative on the issue built an early lead in the airport city of SeaTac.

CBS Seattle–11/06/2013

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Local Elections Have National Implications

In the airport city of SeaTac, a campaign backed by labor unions seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15 for many workers. In Whatcom County, an unprecedented amount of outside money is influencing an election that may shape whether the area becomes home to the largest coal shipping terminal on the West Coast.

CBS Seattle–11/04/2013

Seattle's mayoral hopefuls this year have been stumbling over each other as they try to appeal to the city's left-leaning voters, making promises that would be liabilities in many other parts of the country. (Photo by Dana Nalbandian/Getty Images for Free The Children)

Seattle Mayor Candidates Compete For Left-Wing Votes

Seattle’s mayoral hopefuls this year have been stumbling over each other as they try to appeal to the city’s left-leaning voters, making promises that would be liabilities in many other parts of the country.

10/15/2013

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Seattle Mayor Supports $15 Minimum Wage

The idea of a $15 minimum wage continues to build momentum in the Seattle area, with Mayor Mike McGinn saying he would support an effort to set the standard even higher.

CBS Seattle–10/09/2013

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Fast-Food Workers Protest Wages With More Rallies

Fast-food workers and union activists rallied outside restaurants in the Seattle area Thursday to call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage as part of a multistate protest.

08/29/2013

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Judge Nixes Signatures From SeaTac Wage Measure

A King County Superior judge has thrown a few dozen signatures for an initiative that would bring up the minimum wage in SeaTac, Wash., to $15 an hour.

08/27/2013

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Campaign Seeks To Push Seattle Minimum Wage To $15

Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.

08/19/2013

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Seatac To Vote On $15 Minimum Wage

Minimum wage workers in SeaTac could be receiving $15 per hour should the city council approve to put the measure on the November ballot.

CBS Seattle–07/25/2013

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State’s Minimum Wage Will Rise in 2013

Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour starting in January, 2013.

09/29/2012

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Wash. Minimum Wage Will Rise To $9.19 Per Hour

Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour.

09/29/2012

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