Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: The Tunnel and the Minimum Wage

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The day's winners and losers.

05/21/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Murray Announces Universal Pre-K and Minimum Wage Proposals

In a big week for the mayor, Ed Murray announces proposals to fund universal pre-kindergarten and a $15 minimum wage.

05/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Sawant Continues to Take Activist Role on Minimum Wage Debate

City council member Kshama Sawant is among the first to sign a petition for a $15 minimum wage, isolating herself from a likely 8-member council majority in favor of Mayor Ed Murray's proposal.

05/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Extra Fizz: A Minimum Wage Love-Fest?

Mayor Ed Murray predicts "at least five [council] cosponsors" for his minimum-wage proposal.

05/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

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05/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Fundamental Principles

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring polling, recanting, and surveillance.

05/07/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Council Takes Up Murray's Minimum-Wage Proposal

The city council gets a first bite at the minimum wage proposal Mayor Murray announced last week.

05/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Historically Conversant

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring a frantic day of executive orders, candid acknowledgments, and creaking toward a deal.

04/30/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Negotiations Continue on Minimum Wage

Down to the wire, and with May Day looming, negotiations continue on the details of the income-inequality committee's minimum wage proposal.

04/25/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Extra Fizz: Minimum Wage, Metro, and Murray

Extra Fizz: Minimum Wage, Metro, Murray, and More.

04/25/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray: No Deal Yet on Minimum Wage; Wants "Supermajority"

At a press briefing today, Mayor Ed Murray failed to announce a promised agreement on the minimum wage, said he's looking for a "supermajority" of income committee.

04/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray: Announcement on Minimum Wage Tomorrow

Mayor Ed Murray says he won't be ready to announce anything about his minimum-wage proposal until tomorrow.

04/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Sawant Supports $15 Minimum Wage Vote as "Backup" if Deal Proves Unsatisfactory

City council member Kshama Sawant supports a public vote on the $15 minimum wage if labor, business, and political leaders can't come to an agreement.

04/18/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

A Nonprofit Manager Argues Against the Immediate $15 Minimum Wage

Sylvia Fuerstenberg, director of The Arc of King County, a group that advocates for the rights of people in King County with intellectual and developmental disabilities, argues against proposals to immediately implement a $15 minimum wage in Seattle.

04/18/2014 By Sylvia Fuerstenberg

Extra Fizz

Late Afternoon Fizz: The Minimum Wage and Metro

Extra Fizz: The minimum wage and the Metro vote.

04/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: Potential Minimum Wage Compromise

City Council member Bruce Harrell says he expects the city's minimum-wage committee to adopt a "phased-in" $15 minimum—including a "phased-out" tip penalty.

04/16/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Extra Fizz: Heavy Metro Cuts Looming, Signature Gatherers on $15 Measure Not Getting $15

Extra Fizz: Raising the minimum wage and cutting bus service.

04/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit

Opinion

Why “$15 Now” Has Nothing to Do With Inflation, Productivity, or a Living Wage

A guest op/ed writer argues that the "15 Now" movement has nothing to do with inflation, productivity, or a "living wage."

04/15/2014 By Maxford Nelson

City Hall

Business-Backed Group Forms to Push "Total Compensation" Option in $15 Min Wage Fight

Another group announces its opposition to an across-the-board $15 minimum wage; opponents call it an "Astroturf" organization backed by big corporations.

04/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett