Seattle Council approves $15 minimum wage

  • The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance on Monday, June 2 that is expected to slowly increase the city's minimum wage to $15. 

    "This legislation sends a message heard around the world: Seattle wants to stop the race to the bottom in wages and that we deplore the growth in income inequality and the widening gap between the rich and the poor," a council member said. 

    The move has given three years to big businesses with over 500 employees to phase the increase and smaller ones have been given seven. 

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