Seattle’s Big Minimum Wage Increase [VIDEO]


(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle’s city council raises the minimum wage to by far, the highest in the nation.

FOX News Radio’s Eben Brown reports:

In a number of years, business owners in Seattle must pay their employees at least $15 bucks an hour. The wage hike is championed by city council member Kshama Sawant, elected from the Socialist Alternative Party, who says lower wages are unfair to teens and unskilled workers–

Sawant: “And so the solution to that is not to condemn them further to low wages, but actually to bring them on par with everyone else.”

Small businesses are supposed to have seven years to phase in the higher wage, but if they’re a part of a national franchise, they might only have three years.

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.

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