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Dozens Of Cities And States Will Raise Their Minimum Wages For 2017

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

If you’re a minimum wage worker, you might be getting a raise on New Year’s Day. As 2016 comes to a close, at least 40 cities and states around t...

Court Extends SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage To Airport Workers

Reuters | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

SEATTLE, Aug 20 (Reuters) - A Seattle suburb's $15 hourly minimum wage for certain employees applies to thousands of workers at the region's main airp...

Dave Jamieson

How Raising The Minimum Wage To $15 Changed These Workers' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

SEATAC, Wash. -- In late 2013, voters in this airport town outside Seattle narrowly approved a groundbreaking measure setting a minimum wage of $15 pe...

Seattle City Councilwoman Arrested While Protesting Alaska Airlines Over Workers' Wages

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday night while protesting workers' wages at Alaska Airlines' Seattle headquarters. A re...

Alena Hall

Meet The Police Officer Who's Offering Prostitutes An Alternative To A Jail Cell

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact

Deputy Andy Conner always knew that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and enter law enforcement. But it wasn’t until he began patrolli...

When Courts Stop Strikes Before They Start: Why Workers and the Public Lose

Michael M. Oswalt | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Michael M. Oswalt

This nullification of the strike -- the core building block of effective workplace advocacy for thousands of unrepresented, often low wage contract workers at airports -- deserves a lot more attention than it's been getting.

Dave Jamieson

You Might Think Airport Jobs Aren't So Bad. Think Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

BALTIMORE -- Yaseen Abdul-Malik has spent the last seven years working at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. His friends and family often rem...

Federal Minimum Wage War Outmaneuvered By Municipalities

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

All the reasons are there for an increase in minimum wage. It's good for the economy. It's good for workers and for business. It's good for social mobility, and it's good for the American Dream. What a patriotic policy, then, and how fitting for the nation's capital to consider it. Let's hope D.C. implements it and soon.

Dave Jamieson

It's Official: Workers Win $15 Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

It appears the ayes have it. After weeks of careful ballot counting, officials in Washington state on Tuesday certified the results in a potentiall...

Dave Jamieson

$15 Minimum Wage Hangs In Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

Three days after residents in SeaTac, Wash., voted on a ballot measure that would create the highest minimum wage in the nation by far, the results re...

Tuesday's Progressive Victories Show That the Tide Is Turning

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory to become the mayor of New York City, voters in New Jersey and Seatac, Washington supported minimum wage hikes, and the Illinois legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage. These are among the progressive victories that swept across the country.

Working People in Small Washington Community Take Living Wage Directly to Voters

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

In the city of SeaTac, which surrounds the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, something special is happening.