Seattle: City Councilmember-elect Kshama Sawant Pledges $15 Minimum Wage

Sawant pledges $15 minimum wage in 2014

City Councilmember-elect Kshama Sawant said today that she would work to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage bill in Seattle in 2014, but said she wasn’t ready to release details of a plan.

She said Mayor-elect Ed Murray’s campaign promise to get to a $15 minimum wage by the end of his term wasn’t a fast enough timetable, but she also said she planned to meet with Murray and  other elected officials, as well as labor and community leaders, to try to reach consensus about what a measure should include, how fast it should be implemented and whether or not there should be exceptions for small business.


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