Stories tagged: minimum wage
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 2:13 p.m.
The minimum wage increases that started four years ago in SeaTac are spreading across the country, but economists continue to study – and disagree about – the impact of the …
Fri., May 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court says farmworkers have the right to minimum wage for tasks not related to picking.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Silverwood Theme Park is raising its starting wage by $1 per hour this summer, to $9.75.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
With the new year, a new hourly wage will be coming for Washington state’s minimum wage earners.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
A second lawsuit is challenging the failure of one of the nation’s largest private immigration jails to pay detainees minimum wage for the work they perform.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
It’s not been a great couple of weeks for those advocating an increase in minimum wages. Late last month, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a working paper based …
Fri., June 30, 2017
Under the just-passed state budget, the state Legislature offers a cost-of-living salary allowance for teachers in high-cost areas. A flexible minimum wage would operate under the same principle.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Two years after Seattle began increasing its minimum wage, Seattle’s economy is as strong as ever.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
A new study of Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs, a new study shows.
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Business groups say they won’t appeal a court ruling that threw out their challenge to the state’s new minimum wage law.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Backed by nearly half of the Senate’s Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., are introducing revamped legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 and index …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Proposals to end the death penalty, split the state are among those that fell by the wayside Friday because of a legislative deadline.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Three proposals from Sen. Mike Baumgartner to lower the minimum wage for some workers face a difficult path to becoming law.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 4 a.m.
Do bigger paychecks help produce bigger babies? Some recent research suggests they might. That was one of several interesting and unexpected results of a recent attempt to check on the …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
The League of Women Voters of Moscow will recommend that its statewide organization lobby Idaho legislators to raise the state’s minimum wage. Throughout the state, local leagues are discussing a …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
A federal judge on Wednesday refused to force Wal-Mart to pay $80 million in penalties in a lawsuit alleging the retail giant failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
A federal judge has approved an $8.2 million court settlement to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who said they were paid less than $15 per hour after the …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Lisa Aragon just couldn’t get the headhunter to take no for an answer. Five times in a month, she turned down enticements, including higher pay and four weeks of paid …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Higher minimum wage is only the last straw in a pretty big haystack of challenges facing small business.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
Under the new law, Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $11.50 in 2018, $12 in 2019 and $13.50 in 2020. Workers younger than 16 years old can be paid 85 …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Washington voters have spoken. We are on a path to pricing unskilled labor out of the job market and slowing economic growth in Washington.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 10 a.m.
Washington state’s minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour on Sunday, the first of a multistep increase approved by voters last month.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:53 p.m.
About 100 workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport took part in a protest as part of nationwide demonstrations for a $15 minimum wage.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Dozens of people were arrested Monday as they participated in protests nationwide for a $15 per hour minimum wage.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Some restaurants are charging service fees on customers’ bills in lieu of tips, in anticipation of a new federal law that prevents pooled tips and “tip-outs” to kitchen staff.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
Under Initiative 1433, the minimum wage in Metaline Falls, in depressed Pend Oreille County, will be higher than Portland’s by 2020. Proponents wish to take the state’s relatively high minimum …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 5 p.m.
A proposed increase in Washington’s minimum wage would widen the gap with starting wages in neighboring Idaho and may force businesses in Kootenai County to raise wages. If Washington voters …