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Find out about I-1433 (Getty Images)
Find out about I-1433 (Getty Images)
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Confused About I-1433 Minimum Wage Intiative? Here’s a Voter’s Guide

So much has been said about I-1433, which would gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $13.50 by the year 2020, and add mandatory paid sick leave for every worker (regardless of the business) by the year 2018.  How will it affect business? How will it affect you, and retail-business prices?

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Voters will decide in November if ALL businesses should have to offer paid sick leave (Getty Images)
Voters will decide in November if ALL businesses should have to offer paid sick leave (Getty Images)
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What’s The REAL Surprise About I-1433, Besides Raising Minimum Wage?

This November, Washington state voters will decide not only whether to raise the state's minimum wage for every business to $13.50 by the year 2020, but whether to deliver a huge economic blow to small businesses.

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The same people who held fast food strikes now want $15 per hour (Getty Images)
The same people who held fast food strikes now want $15 per hour (Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Likely on Ballot This Fall in WA

It started in Seattle, then the City of Sea-Tac, and now supporters of the $15 minimum wage appear to have enough signatures to get it on the ballot this fall.

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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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