SeaTac's Ballot Proposition for $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Passes

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Weeks after the close of the Washington state polls, the final ballots have been counted and state officials announced yesterday that Proposition 1 passed with a mere 77-vote margin. For those who aren’t familiar with Prop. 1, it sets a $15 wage floor for an estimated 6,000 airport and hotel works in SeaTac, by far the highest minimum wage in the United States. For more information on Prop. 1 and its impacts on neighboring cities in Washington, see my Nov. 8th blog entry on this issue available here.

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