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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minimum wage workers in SeaTac could be receiving $15 per hour should the city council approve to put the measure on the November ballot.
Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour starting in January, 2013.
Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.