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

Minimum Wage Debate Pits Cities Against States

Efforts to raise the wage are running into opposition from state lawmakers and business groups who say a patchwork of minimum wages could lead to a confusing and unequal business climate in which labor costs would vary dramatically from city to city

CBS Seattle–06/19/2014

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City Light CEO Pay To Be Voted On By Seattle City Council

The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday whether to approve a pay raise for Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco. He’s already the highest-paid city employee at nearly $245,000 a year.

CBS Seattle–06/16/2014

'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

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Seattle City Council Unanimously Approves $15 Minimum Wage

The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation.

CBS Seattle–06/02/2014

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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

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Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Vote Coming Next Week

An ordinance that increases the minimum wage in Seattle has been approved by a City Council committee, moving it forward to a full council vote next week.

CBS Seattle–05/29/2014

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Tensions Grow In Seattle’s Minimum Wage Plan

Tensions are growing between business and labor groups as the Seattle City Council debates min. wage

CBS Seattle–05/22/2014

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Mayor Ed Murray Wants Property Tax To Support High-Quality Preschool

Murray says the preschool plan would help close the widening opportunity gap between rich and poor children and help prepare Seattle kids for success in school and life

CBS Seattle–05/15/2014

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