Washington City Votes In $15 Dollar Minimum Wage

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BBC

It’s a good day for Washington burger-flippers…
SeaTac, Washington voted yesterday to raise the minimum wage from $9.19 to $15 dollars an hour.
CNN reported

It’s a good day for low-wage workers in New Jersey and the city of SeaTac, Wash., after residents on Tuesday favored ballot measures that will raise the minimum wage.

The SeaTac initiative will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for hospitality and transportation workers in and near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The current minimum wage in Washington State is $9.19.

With all precincts counted, the ‘Yes’ vote was leading by 54% to 46% , but opponents say it is still too close to call. There are still uncounted votes, due to Washington’s mail-in voting system.

SeaTac Proposition 1 also calls for paid sick leave and tip protection.

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