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Stories tagged: Initiative 1433


Flexibility more important than the ‘right’ wage

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: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

Plans to lower Washington’s minimum wage could be difficult sell

Three proposals from Sen. Mike Baumgartner to lower the minimum wage for some workers face a difficult path to becoming law.


Employers say higher state minimum wage hard on child care, food service, nonprofits

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 …


Sea-Tac workers hold solidarity protest for $15 minimum wage

About 100 workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport took part in a protest as part of nationwide demonstrations for a $15 minimum wage.


Spokane’s sick leave ordinance up for review as voters pass statewide requirement

The Spokane City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on revisions to the sick leave requirements they passed in January. Local businesses have started expressing concern about meeting the city’s …


Most Washington voters supporting a minimum wage hike, court review of gun ownership for dangerous individuals

A majority of ballots voted Tuesday were in favor of a measure to stair-step increases to the minimum wage in Washington state, as well as a measure that would allow …


Editorial: I-1433 ignores most of the state

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 …


With Initiative 1433, Washington voters could increase minimum wage to $13.50 and mandate paid sick leave

The effects of raising the minimum wage through I-1433 are hard to predict.


Seattle’s $11 minimum wage has mixed results, study says

Seattle’s minimum wage hike may have increased wages but reduced hours for workers, UW study concludes.


Minimum wage increase supporters turn in signatures

Supporters of raising Washington state’s minimum wage have turned in more than 360,000 signatures in support of a ballot measure that seeks to incrementally increase the state’s rate over the …