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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: $15/hour minimum wage legislation transmitted to Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/16/2014  7:20:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jason Kelly  (206) 684-8379
Jeff Reading  (206) 684-4000


$15/hour minimum wage legislation transmitted to Council

SEATTLE (May 15, 2014) – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today transmitted his proposed legislation raising Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 per hour to the Seattle City Council, with eight legislation co-sponsors: Council President Burgess and Councilmembers Bagshaw, Clark, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O’Brien, and Rasmussen.

“This legislation was an exercise in hard work, patience and diligence,” said Murray. “I want to thank the 24 members of my Income Inequality Advisory Committee, especially the eight sub-committee members, who were able to represent the needs of the groups they represent while negotiating an agreement that benefits the city.”

“I am also grateful for the partnership of my colleagues in the Seattle City Council, some of whom joined on the Income Inequality Advisory Committee and many who are co-sponsoring this legislation with me,” Murray added. “While I know they will exercise their prerogative as legislator, I know that the main principles represented in this bill will remain through their discussions, joining me in showing true leadership for our city.”

The minimum wage bill will be discussed by the Seattle City Council on May 22 at noon.  

Read the language here.

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