Saturday, July 12, 2014

Seattle Could See $3 Billion Boom From Raising Minimum Wage

The City Council of Seattle recently voted unanimously to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.  Because of that vote, 100,000 people will see their incomes grow and subsequently, Seattle could see a $3 billion boost to their economy.

Here is a video of the vote and remarks from various Seattle officials regarding this historic moment (warning: sound levels vary widely):

Now ask yourself whose side people like Scott Walker and Chris Abele are on when they fight these long overdue increases in the workers' wages. Here's a hint: It's not yours unless your a wealthy business CEO.

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