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.
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.
The King County elections office is conducting a recount Monday on the proposition in the city of SeaTac to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
King County officials are expected to certify the election Tuesday after counting some straggling votes that likely won’t change the outcome.
A recount scenario is looking likely for a proposal that would bring a $15 minimum wage to workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Remaining ballots will determine a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15-an-hour for many workers in SeaTac, home of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
An initiative to create a $15 minimum wage for many SeaTac workers is close to losing its vote lead.
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.
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.