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Democratic-Dominated Cities Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

Pew's Stateline | Jenni Bergal | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Socialist Party Pushing $20 Minimum Wage Defends $13-An-Hour Job Listing

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business

The Freedom Socialist Party has right-wing bloggers seeing red over a job listing that paid less than the group advocates for a minimum wage. Earl...

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Joins Lawsuit Against 'Discriminatory' Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce signed onto an amicus brief Tuesday in support of the International Franchise Association's (IFA) lawsuit against a “di...

WSJ Opinion Editor: Don't Raise Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 06.09.2014 | Media

Wall Street Journal opinion editor Paul Gigot and the Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel got into a heated debate over raising the minimum wage on Su...

A Path to Victory for 3 Million Workers

Jonathan Westin | Posted 08.06.2014 | New York
Jonathan Westin

It's not about politics; it's about doing the right thing for hard-working men and women across New York and the rest of the country.

Seattle Is Right

Robert Reich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

The gains from a higher minimum wage extend beyond those who receive it. More money in the pockets of low-wage workers means more sales, especially in the locales they live in -- which in turn creates faster growth and more jobs.

Rebecca Hiscott

This Artisanal Pickle Maker Pays His Workers $16 An Hour | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- Factory workers at Brooklyn Brine, a 5-year-old artisanal pickle purveyor headquartered in, well, Brooklyn, make a starting wage of $16 pe...

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Socialist Behind Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

On Monday afternoon, as the Seattle City Council was poised to pass a historic minimum wage hike, Kshama Sawant wasn't quite ready to relish the immin...

Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Is Still Far From What It Should Be

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business

Seattle just passed the highest minimum wage in the nation: $15 an hour, well above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Yet, as progressive and mon...

Seattle City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which w...

Protesters Pepper-Sprayed, Arrested During Seattle May Day March

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Police fired pepper spray and arrested a half dozen people Thursday night as anti-capitalist marchers meandered through Seattle, hour...

Seattle Councilwoman Blasts 'Loopholes' In $15 Minimum Wage Plan

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, an outspoken socialist, claimed a victory Thursday after Mayor Ed Murray announced a plan to hike the city's ...

Seattle Announces Plan For Highest Minimum Wage In The Country

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

The mayor of Seattle announced Thursday that he'd developed a plan for a $15 minimum wage that had wide backing from the city's lawmakers, labor leade...

Seattle Mayor Proposes $15 Minimum Wage For City Workers

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (D) hopes to raise the minimum wage for city workers to $15 an hour, KIRO 7 reports. Murray said Friday he wants a recommen...

City Mayor Supports Minimum Wage Above $15

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — The idea of a $15 minimum wage continues to build momentum in the Seattle area, with Mayor Mike McGinn saying he would sup...

There's A New Push To Raise Seattle's Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

AP | Donna Gordon Blankinship | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

SEATTLE — Washington already has the nation's highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15....