Seattle pushing for $15 minimum wage

Seattle pushing for $15 minimum wage

AP: Washington has the nation's highest state minimum wag at $9.19 per hour, and there is a push to make it $15 in Seattle.

That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and other minimum wage workers would get what protesters demanded when they shut down a handful of city restaurants in May and others called for when they demonstrated nationwide in July.

So far, the City Council and mayoral candidates have said they'd consider it in the famously liberal city. One said, however, that it may not be soon.

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