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What Does Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Mean for Tacoma?
Yesterday the Seattle City Council embarked on a grand experiment that will make the city's minimum wage the highest in the country. The $15 minimum wage will be phased in over the coming years at different rates depending on business size and other compensation made available to employees.
Getting the minimum wage passed wasn't exactly without contention, but it does seem to have gone more smoothly than elsewhere in the country. Seattle's Mayor Murray put together a group of leaders and stakeholders from all sides of the issue, and asked them to work it out. And they did.
So now, depending on who you read, Seattle is either leading the nation towards a more progressive wage structure, or taking a precarious misstep that will lead to businesses fleeing like rats from a sinking ship.
In the meantime, what, if anything, does the $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle mean for Tacoma?
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