January 7, 2014
Minimum wage talk starts good discussion
Income equality is the driving force behind the much talked about potential for a $15 minimum wage across the state. The $15 question was put to a vote in the city of SeaTac in November and narrowly passed.
Washington state currently has the highest state minimum wage in the nation, which increases with inflation and stands at $9.32 this year.
While we believe every worker should have the right to a decent wage, the $15/hour equates to $31,200 annually, not even the $41,000/year estimated as a living wage for a family of four in King County. So why stop at $15?