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By PBS NewsHour
Although Alaska Airlines has challenged in court the $15 an hour minimum wage at Seattle-Tacoma airport, they recently raised the starting wages for some of their contractors to $12 an hour. But not all airport contractors have received a raise,…
By Simone Pathe
Should Seattle waiters really receive a higher minimum wage when they earn tips on top of what's already the highest minimum wage in the country? Restaurant owner Tom Douglas, who voluntarily instituted a $15 wage for his cooks, doesn't think…
By Tom Douglas
John Platt quit his job as a school principal to work as waiter, then opened his own restaurant where he feeds the homeless every month. He fancies himself a liberal. But a $15 minimum wage? He's having none of it.
By John Platt
Nonprofit workers like those at Seattle’s Downtown Emergency Service Center don’t want to be left out of the fight for a higher minimum wage but also realize that higher wages could come at the expense of some of their jobs…
By Paul Tipps, Jesse Inman
By Bill Hobson
Nonprofit leader Bill Hobson is personally supportive of a $15 an hour minimum wage. But he knows his human services agency doesn't have the resources to pay their employees more without trimming staff and ultimately, cutting services Seattle's homeless depend…
By Kshama Sawant
Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant is a leader in Seattle's movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. But even that, she says, won't be enough to overcome an economic system that's not working for America.
Last fall, voters in SeaTac, Wash., narrowly approved a ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. But nearly 5,000 airport workers still aren't receiving that higher wage because Alaska Airlines has challenged the initiative in court.
The Secret to Airport Workers not Losing Your Luggage…
By Paul Solman
// A higher minimum wage in SeaTac, Wash., would close youth and immigrants out of entry-level jobs, argue small business owners like Mike West. Raising it to $15 an hour at the airport could divert employees away from surrounding…
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