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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    How are they legally allowed to apply it to some businesses before others?

    Why not make a seperate minimum wage for people under 18 and people over 18?
    In SF, in order to get contracts with the city, you have to offer a "living wage"

    Does Seattle have a similar idea?

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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    In SF, in order to get contracts with the city, you have to offer a "living wage"

    Does Seattle have a similar idea?
    Define 'living wage'. I would think a typical high school sophomore on their first job and a single mom with 3 kids would have a different living wage, no?

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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    And that would be every bit as wrong as having no MW at all. It's not an 'all or nothing' idea - it's a matter of finding that "Goldilocks" level of the MW...because paying so little that a person working full time cannot afford to feed, shelter, and clothe himself or herself including a child, then the MW is simply too low.
    According to 2012 Bureau of Labor statistics 3.6 million people made the federal minimum wage or below.

    4.7% of the workforce, if you want to look at it that way.

    It's a political stunt. A "tug on the emotional heartstrings" designed to divert attention from the fact that a more robust economy solves our problems much more effectively.
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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    This is great news!


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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    And when - when! - Seattle's economy continues to grow after the $15/hour MW is in effect, what will the conservatives say then?
    Good for Seattle. What is the cost of living? Price of stuff and services? Hmm? My bet is you see companies leave Seattle.
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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Why not $20? Doesn't he care about the working poor?
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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Define 'living wage'. I would think a typical high school sophomore on their first job and a single mom with 3 kids would have a different living wage, no?
    A lot of the "high school" type jobs are now "struggling adult jobs". I rarely see high schoolers in jobs any more. College students, yes.

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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Good for Seattle. What is the cost of living? Price of stuff and services? Hmm? My bet is you see companies leave Seattle.
    Kinda like what they're doing in CA...


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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    A lot of the "high school" type jobs are now "struggling adult jobs". I rarely see high schoolers in jobs any more. College students, yes.
    Just because they are "struggling adults" does that mean they deserve to be paid more?
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    Re: Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15 minimum wage

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I say make it 50 dollars per hour.
    I believe that is taking it too far.
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