Skip to comments.Seattle Mayor set to announce $15 minimum wage plan (socialist Sawant demands even more)
Posted on 04/24/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT by Libloather
SEATTLE Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to announce a plan to raise the citys minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Committee members representing business and labor could not agree on issues like crediting tips and benefits against the $15 minimum. And council member Kshama Sawant revealed another hurdle -- she said there has been little talk of automatically increasing the minimum wage with inflation.
If going forward the new minimum wage does not have a cost of living increase attached to it every year of the phase in it's not going to work out, Sawant said.
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Takeout food, especially fast food, will rise dramatically in price. I also predict that hotel rooms will become more expensive and hotel maid service worse.
Go for it...$100 per hour would be fair. Less would be mean-spirited.
Who the hell do these corrupt, commie politicians like this jackass think they are? Where do they get off telling someone how much they are required to pay an employee for a day’s work? If I had a business up in S***hole, Washington, I’d be closing it down right about now.
And how much are their taxes going to have to go up to cover this?
Min wage should be $100/hr and increase 10 percent every year.
It would be “an act of love”.
And good for the economy.
All those evil Mom&Pop small businesses sitting on mountains of cash....
Wish they.d hurry up so the commies can see the fallout and not learn from it.
All the business in Seattle is going to come over to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, etc. And we will welcome it.
The true socialist believes that businesses exploit their employees, and have a lot of money, and that they can easily pay this.
The true socialist is out of his mind.
In 2 years..Bread=12.95
60 to 70% of the urban folks are totally clueless.
Seattle should make that greedy broad, and all the greedy politicians get paid the maximum wage of $15/hr!
If I had any idea how to pull off the kind of vote fraud liberals do, I'd get busy helping Seattle vote in a $20.00 minimum asap. The result would be an example worth sharing with the rest of the nation.
......your reading my mind! I was just thinking that every restaurant and small business in my town would simply move to another close by jurisdiction.
Commies will never quit smoking!
Socialist have child like mind sets.
It cute when a class of elementary school aged kids think like this. Dangerous when adults do and make laws
It will be in your side of the lake soon. For the first time that I recall, East King Co. voted lock step with Seattle (Lear Jet Liberals have infiltrated). The rest of the state was totally out of play based on the ideology of the population east and west of Lake Washington
Seattle has bigger problems...
While the state pitched in on the original costs all overages are squarely on the City of Seattle.
They will need to raise taxes to cover this.
Will the last person leaving Seattle please turn out the lights?
It’s for the children
do I need a /s?
Let’s take this to its logical conclusion. You have a mom working at, say, Microsoft or Boeing who makes 15/hr and her husband’s insurance plan covers her.
She works 55 hours/week and between hustling daycare, soccer/dance/football pickups really works 90 hours/week.
Now, with her degree, even if it’s in basket-weaving, she can
take an easy job at say, Starbucks, making the same wage, no responsibility, no overtime, and take the jobs from the 12.00/hr guys will have to leave Seattle since the quality people in Seattle will snap up those jobs in a heartbeat.
Who loses? The Starbucks employees who have been holding down the fort for 10 bucks an hour.
I went to a meeting over in Seattle a couple of weeks ago with a councilman from one of the incorporated cities in my county. The meeting was about the 15 hourly wage issue.
You are right, this 15 dollar thing is just a stepping stone for what they really want...$22.50 hourly minimum wage!
You may get your chance to help campaign, Bay.
Let me know my corner assignment and I’ll bring my sign to wave at the smart folks in Seattle. Maybe they can explain what this will do to the local tourism industry.