A Washington state lawmaker has introduced a bill to increase what is already the highest state minimum wage in the nation to $12 an hour over the next three years.
Washington already has the highest state minimum wage in the country, and Gov. Jay Inslee says it should go even higher.
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.
A preliminary budget analysis shows the move would cost Seattle an additional $690,000 in payroll and benefit costs.
The hourly increase of 13 cents, from $9.19 to $9.32 an hour, reflects a change in the consumer price index, according to the state Department of Labor and Industries.
A King County Superior Judge has struck part of the voter-approved $15 an hour minimum wage measure for airport workers in SeaTac.
Seattle’s incoming mayor is giving a large task force four months to come up with a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage.
Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant is holding a news conference Tuesday to announce plans for securing a $15 an hour minimum wage for workers in the city.
Businesses led by Alaska Air Group claim the city law should not apply at the airport.
Seattle marchers joined a national walkout to demand a higher minimum wage.