Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Seattle Washington Minimum Wage Increased To $15 Per Hour

With the nationwide minimum wage in the United States stuck in the mid $7 per hour range, cities across the country are increasing their rate of hourly pay without the assistance of Washington D.C.. The latest U.S. city to raise the minimum wage is Seattle Washington. Over a period of time, the minimum wage in Seattle will be raised to $15 per hour. The city council there voted unanimously yesterday to do this. Already, labor unions and liberal activist are cheering this move – while conservatives are yelling that it will cost jobs and cause businesses move out of Washington State. In the United States there have always been battles between liberal and conservative ideas and this Seattle issue is just the latest. Will this rise in the minimum wage in Seattle cause businesses to level that city? Only time will tell.

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