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$15 minimum wage challenge rejected in Seattle (Getty Images)
$15 minimum wage challenge rejected in Seattle (Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Challenge Turned Away by State Supreme Court

The Washington State Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Seattle's $15 minimum wage law. The challenge was brought by the International Franchise Association and five fast-food franchises, saying the law treats them like large multi-state corporations instead of locally-owned chains.

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Hardee's, Carl's Jr looking hard at automated systems (Getty Images)
Hardee's, Carl's Jr looking hard at automated systems (Getty Images)
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Fast Food Chains Turning to Automation to Fight $15 Minimum Wage

It was only a matter of time. There's been a lot of rumbling over the last couple of years, especially since a number of labor unions, and other groups, have been pushing for a $15 minimum wage. A number of cities, including San Francisco and Seattle as well as others, have adopted it. Some cities are phasing it in gradually, others faster.  The state of Oregon has implemented a STATE-WIDE such wage which will start it's 'ladder' this summer. So how are retailers and businesses responding?

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Oregon restaurant, hotel officials say wage will kill jobs (Getty Images)
Oregon restaurant, hotel officials say wage will kill jobs (Getty Images)
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Oregon Governor Signs $15 Minimum Wage Into Law

Oregon's new minimum wage law is considered landmark by some, deadly by others. The bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Kate Brown will raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour faster than any state in the U.S. so far.

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Photo by Nerthuz
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9th Circuit Court Holds Up Tip Laws For Workers in Washington & Oregon

If you work a job and earn tips here's important news...

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Washington State Could Raise Minimum Wage to $13.50

A coalition of workers and union members in Washington state are proposing that the state incrementally raise the minimum wage beginning in 2017 to $13.50 per hour.

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Official Figures Indicate Britain Is Heading Into Recession
City in Oregon goes to $15 minimum wage (Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Spreads to Oregon-Which City?

Which city in Oregon has now decided to follow Seattle in a high minimum wage?  You might have guessed a bigger one, but it's Milwaukee.

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Study Says Kennewick Has Highest Minimum Wage in the Nation!

 

A nation-wide study examined the purchasing power of a minimum wage.They found that because of high cost of living, a $7 hourly wage in Philadelphia and Connecticut is really only worth about $6 anywhere else. You won't believe what they say about Eastern Washington!

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Legislator wants $13 minimum wage in Oregon
Legislator wants $13 minimum wage in Oregon (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Oregon Legislator Proposes $13 Minimum Wage

It's creeping south, but a little less than the Washington state plans passed in Seattle.

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$15 wage supporters ignore business closings as blase'
$15 wage supporters ignore business closings as blase' (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Supporters Ok with Restaurant Failures, Says Report

Now that Seattle is becoming familiar with more restaurants and businesses closing due to the looming $15 minimum wage issue, a number of liberal bloggers and supporters of the idea are blithely tossing closures off as if they were nothing.

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New York $15 minimum wage protestors
New York $15 minimum wage protestors (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Rallies Actually Attempt at Unionization

Newstalk 870 reported on what is being called the "4-15-$15 Rallies" Wednesday in Spokane, Yakima and Pasco, with a video showing a meager turnout at the McDonalds on Court Street. But new information released by the Freedom Foundation shows the REAL motivation behind these rallies.

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