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Seattle Announces $15 Minimum Wage, Highest In The U.S.


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Seattle, Minimum Wage, Livable Wage, $15/hour, May Day, Workers Rights, Economic Justice, Progress )

Brian
- 135 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"Seattle will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour over the coming years under a deal brokered by Mayor Ed Murray and blessed by labor and business groups alike, city leaders announced Thursday afternoon."



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Dee C. (214)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 12:03 pm
That is excellent..
Thanks Brian..
 

Dave C. (214)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 12:39 pm
good for seattle!!!! hope they are flooded with too many people moving there........
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 3:34 pm
Fantastic! Why can't others follow suit...thx Brian
 

Laurie H. (714)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 9:15 pm
WOW!!! Thanks for this posting Brian---hope this will be sign for more of this great news to follow!!!~
 

A F. (131)
Friday May 2, 2014, 1:04 am
Spread the word, once people see others can do it and have, hopefully it will be easier for more to follow suit.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 2, 2014, 10:52 am
my co-worker's half-sister makes $73 /hr on the internet . She has been fired for 9 months but last month her pay check was $12846 just working on the internet for a few hours.

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Friday May 2, 2014, 12:08 pm
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Dandelion G. (386)
Friday May 2, 2014, 3:01 pm
$15 minimum wage by the end of the decade....I hope that means by the end of 2019 not a full 10 years. Problem is with inflation will this be even adequate. People actually need this today. Studies have been conducted that show something like $22.00 is a living wage. So although I'm pleased it still means a full 5 years of people living on the edge or falling off of it. I like the automatic increase thereafter, that is helpful.

"If we started in 1960 and we said that as productivity goes up, that is as workers are producing more, then the minimum wage is going to go up the same. And if that were the case then the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour," she said, speaking to Dr. Arindrajit Dube, a University of Massachusetts Amherst professor who has studied the economic impacts of minimum wage. "So my question is Mr. Dube, with a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, what happened to the other $14.75? It sure didn't go to the worker." Elizabeth Warren
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 7:44 am
Seattle... you rock!!
 
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