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Noted outdoor gear maker moving workers to Reno
Noted outdoor gear maker moving workers to Reno (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Claims First Business Victim – More Expected to Follow

It was inevitable, especially if you consider economic principles. There are more who will follow.

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State House fronts bill that would raise minimum wage over two years
State House fronts bill that would raise minimum wage over two years (Washington state legislative website)
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Democrats Push Bill to Raise State Minimum Wage to $12 an Hour by 2017

On the heels of yet another raise to the nation's highest minimum wage rate,  House Bill 2672 would set in motion a gradual increase of the wage offered entry-level and unskilled workers to $12 by the year 2017.

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Fast Food Workers Strike, Protest Low Wages
Fast Food Workers Strike, Protest Low Wages (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Fast Food Workers Strike Thursday – Dozens Arrested in Various Cities

It's part of the ongoing effort to either unionize fast-food workers,  or at least get a $15 minimum wage put in place.

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$15 wage already affecting Seattle businesses
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Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Already Killing Jobs – Even Before it Begins

Seattle business leaders - even some who supported idea - are now "terrified" of $15-per-hour minimum wage.  And there's an even scarier proposal that could move implementation way forward.

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The entitlement strikers
The entitlement strikers (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Hey Fast Food Workers! Lots of MORE Difficult Jobs Pay less than $15-per-Hour!

Thursday,  there's going to be a fast-food workers rally at Highway 395 and Kennewick Ave, where these people will be demanding $15-an-hour for their jobs.

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Fast Food Workers Organize Nat'l Walkout Over Low Wages
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$15 Minimum Wage- Will it Hurt, Help, or Have No Effect on Economy?

Seattle has made it official.  They're jumping off the economic diving board and going to find out if the controversial $15-dollar-an-hour minimum wage works...or not.

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Minimum wage killing teen - under skilled jobs
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Even More Evidence Raising Minimum Wage Kills Teen, Unskilled Employment

For many experts and economists, dealing with politicians has become like beating their head against a rock.   Here comes yet another credible study showing raising the minimum wage doesn't do any good, and in fact, hurts the people it was designed to help.

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Fast Food Workers protest minium wage
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Washington House Democrats Official Push for $10.10 Minimum Wage – Inslee Supports Bill

Claiming it would raise many in Washington out of poverty,  Gov. Jay Inslee saluted a bill introduced by House Democrats that would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

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Are minimum wage workers living in poverty?
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Are Minimum Wage Workers in WA, Nationally Really “Living in Poverty?”

If you follow news with any regularity, you've heard the constant barrage of rhetoric from politicians about how Americans who make minimum wage are virtually living in poverty.  But the facts show that's just not accurate!

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Inslee officially wants minimum wage increase
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Gov. Inslee Makes It Official: He Wants Minimum Wage Raised in Washington

He stopped short of the $15-per-hour figure under review by the Seattle city council and already law for some workers in the City of SeaTac, Gov. Jay Inslee is advocating raising the minimum wage by at least  $1.50.

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