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A little item caught our attention on the City website this week...
No. 1 Ballot Title - Minimum Wage
Please be advised that an Initiative Petition to establish a $15.00 minimum wage for the City of Tacoma was filed in the City Clerk’s Office on November 25, 2014.
Pursuant to Tacoma City Charter Section 2.19 (e) following is the official notification of the ballot title for Initiative No. 1:Initiative No. 1 concerns establishing a minimum wage for the City of Tacoma. This measure would require employers of a certain size to pay employees who work in the City of Tacoma, or maintain, report to, or are supervised from, an office in the City,an hourly wage of not less that fifteen dollars ($15.00), adjusted annually by the rate of inflation. This measure would also create a citizen commission to monitor the City’s administration and enforcement of the minimum wage requirements, and make violation a crime.
Should this measure be enacted into law?
Yes [ ]
No [ ]
Pursuant to Tacoma City Charter Section 2.19 (f), persons dissatisfied with the ballot title prepared by the City Attorney may seek judicial review by petitioning the Pierce County Superior Court within ten (10) working days of the notification of the ballot title having been posted.
This comes as Mayor Strickland and the City Council are in the middle of discussions on a proposed requirement for Tacoma employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.
We're just barely past the 2014 election, but it sounds like you can expect to start seeing 15 Now Tacoma signature gatherers out there looking for your support starting later this month. So, are we ready for a higher minimum wage for Tacoma? $15 now?
Read more from The News Tribune.
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