Seattle City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage, Highest in Country

June 3, 2014

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will become the highest minimum wage in the country. The new plan will be phased in over seven years and would give workers a 61% increase over the current state minimum wage. The wage also will be tied to inflation, and by 2025, the lowest-wage workers in Seattle are projected to see their salaries double.

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