Seattle to raise hourly minimum wage to $15

Seattle to raise hourly minimum wage to $15

City becomes first in nation to raise base wage to that level

Seattle’s city council voted unanimously Monday to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, becoming the nation’s first major city to raise the base wage to that level.

“Seattle is setting the stage for future movements,” said Seattle council member Kshama Sawant, a proponent in the minimum wage efforts in the city of about 650,000 residents, during Monday’s debate on the issue. Sawant estimated the legislation would raise the wages of

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