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Policy recommendations on $15 wage to be detailed with support of Councilmember Licata

Low-wage workers, local experts, and Councilmember Licata to recommend specific policy to ensure a $15 minimum wage reaches every Seattle worker Experiences with sick leave & wage theft laws highlight importance of enforcement in $15 minimum wage debate  WEDNESDAY, 4/16/2014 - City Councilmember Nick Licata will join low-wage workers and local policy experts outside the downtown…

From child labor to $15/hour, new report reveals 100 years of Chicken Little predictions by business

The 9-hour day will hurt department stores, a 25¢ minimum wage will destroy all jobs in the south, and sick leave will cost Seattle $90 million The Sky Remains Aloft: a century of mistaken predictions from child labor and “immoral women” to sick leave and SeaTac  As Seattle continues to debate the $15 minimum wage,…

89% of fast food workers experience wage theft, survey shows

Underlining enforcement crisis, nationwide survey of fast food workers shows 9 in 10 experience wage theft Wage theft is illegal in every state — but still a reality for 89% of fast food workers A new nationwide survey by Hart Research shows that an astonishing 89% of fast food workers are victims of wage theft…