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Marchers in Seattle say they want $15/hr Now
Newly elected Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant and Obama agree on raising the minimum wage, its just that Sawant wants it higher at $15 an hour.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
$15 minimum wage campaigners march on Seattle
Sun Benjamin, a home health care worker, looks out from under a cap advocating a $15 minimum wage as she prepares to walk with other protesters on a day-long march in support of fast-food workers Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in SeaTac, Wash.
The Morning News: Today's March from SeaTac to Seattle, Obama on...
The Morning News: Today's March from SeaTac to Seattle, Obama on the Minimum Wage, and Joan Didion's Birthday Activists Who Got $15 Minimum Wage Passed in SeaTac are Marching from SeaTac to Seattle Today: That's a long march.
The Daily Caller
Study: Minimum wage hike no anti-poverty measure
According to a study conducted by the conservative American Action Forum, increasing the minimum wage doesn't fight poverty or close income gaps.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Call for $15 minimum wage moves north to Seattle
"We need to learn about the impacts this will have on small businesses and phase in or tailor any wage increase."
$15 minimum-wage march Thursday to affect traffic on Tukwila International Boulevard
The group, which successfully promoted a $15 minimum-wage initiative in SeaTac, has received special permits from cities on the march route.
Democrats nominate Kent's Elizabeth Albertson for state House seat
The 33rd Legislative District Democrats nominated Kent City Councilwoman Elizabeth Albertson Tuesday night to fill the state House seat being vacated by State Rep. Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines.
The Highline Times
Working Washington Organization to Stage March in the City of Seatac
Working Washington, an affiliate of Service Employees International Union 775 on Thursday, December 5 will March through SeaTac and then continue into Tukwila and Seattle from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 along International Blvd. from South 176th Street to South 152nd Street City of SeaTac Police and the Department of Public Works will be escorting the ... (more)
These chilly weather isn't going away anytime soon
Have those ice scrapers and hefty parkas handy because the chilly temperatures you're feeling now aren't going away anytime soon.
D.C. Council Unanimously Votes To Give Workers A Raise And Time Off
On Tuesday, the Washington, D.C. Council unanimously voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour and to expand its current paid sick leave policy to cover tipped workers, who were originally left out.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
UPS employee suspected of stealing $100K worth of electronics
A UPS employee is facing charges after stealing $100,000 worth of electronics from a UPS facility in Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.
The Waterland Blog
Boeing Employees Choir's Music4Life Concert is this Friday night, Dec. 6
The Boeing Employees Choir will be featured at a special holiday concert this Friday evening, Dec. 6 in Burien.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Highline Times
Day-long march to take $15 movement from SeaTac to Seattle City Hall on Thursday
Seizing on the momentum of the landmark victory for the $15 minimum wage in SeaTac, fast food workers and community supporters will mount a day-long, 8-hour march on Thursday, Dec. 5 that traces the $15 movement's path from victory in a The march route: International Blvd to Boeing Access Rd. to Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to Rainier Ave to Jackson ... (more)
How Much Higher Should the Minimum Wage Be?
Last week, voters in SeaTac, Washington voted to raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 an hour .
The Huffington Post
"Thinking Globally, Acting Locally" In the Minimum Wage Fight
Something is happening. It's beginning to look as if the fight for a livable minimum wage might - just might - alter our political future.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
America may be reaching its limit on economic inequality
The passage of a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac and the election of socialist candidate Kshama Sawant to the Seattle City Council may be part of a larger change, one that isn't about ideology or political labels, but basic fairness and practicality.
The News Tribune
SeaTac wage vote to have longest, widest repercussion from 2013 election
The most consequential election outcome in this region in 2013 occurred not at the state level or in its largest city .
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Pope Attacks Capitalism and Inequality
In an historic and turn-about for contemporary religion, the Pope has lent his support for more equality, attacking unfettered capitalism and the awful inequality of wealth in society.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount Requested
Voters in SeaTac, Wash., have narrowly approved a measure raising the minimum wage at its international airport, officials say.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Backus takes mayoral battle by 126 votes; recount set for...
But it was enough to declare Backus the official mayor-elect of Auburn and the first woman ever to win that position.