Rep. Nancy Pelosi called it a “vital step,” while most will at least agree it’s a really big step. Seattle’s city council voted unanimously today to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it by far the city with the highest minimum wage. Washington’s minimum wage currently stands at $9.32.
The first increase, to either $10 or $11 depending on the business, kicks in on April 1, 2015. By 2021, all businesses in Seattle will be required to pay at least $15 an hour.
— Equal Voice News (@EqualVoiceNews) June 3, 2014
While some foresee economic disaster, the rest are packing their bags and heading to Seattle to get rich.
Seattle just cured poverty by raising minimum wage to $15. Oh, wait, it doesn't do that? Whatever, income equality!
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 2, 2014
Seattle City Council hikes minimum wage to $15/hr in last-ditch effort to get people to live there.
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) June 3, 2014
$15 for minimum wage is ridiculous. Good job Seattle. . .
— Tyler Robinson (@CauseIAmTyler) June 3, 2014
— Formation this. (@Haamrtime) June 3, 2014
okay now you're minimum wage is $15 an hour let's see how high they raise the price of gas in #Seattle.
— Mitch Mitchell (@fat711) June 3, 2014
— Ciηdy Rayshεl (@MsCindyRayshel) June 3, 2014
— Saunya Amos (@SaunyaAmos) June 3, 2014
#minimum wage : Congratulations to Seattle city council for passing a $15 minimum wage law
But there will be law suits from greedy fatcats.
— Garry Gust (@glgust) June 3, 2014
$15/hr minimum wage passed in Seattle. Reward all the bums who didn't go to school. Unreal.
— Dan Costa (@DanCosta3) June 3, 2014
First legal recreational marijuana. Now minimum wage is up to $15. Shit I'm moving to Seattle ?
— Rolando (@RolandoR_2013) June 3, 2014
Some folks don't understand basic economics #Seattle… while $15 is great for employees, what do they think employers shall do?
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) June 3, 2014
Seattle raised their minimum wage to $15.00 an hour? Hate me if you want but I think that's stupid
— Trey Jackson (@tjack35j) June 3, 2014
Seattle raises minimum wage to $15 an hour, highest in U.S. http://t.co/xe8yKjJxbo
Say hello to the nine dollar Whopper….
— Rev Rachel Profiling (@wackyterbacky5) June 3, 2014
UPDATE-Seattle approves hike in minimum wage to $15 per hour….In other news Starbucks raises prices on coffee to 582$ per cup./
— microrex21 (@microrex21) June 3, 2014
Seattle will have a $15 minimum wage *sings to the heavens* #makethisnationalpls
— suck it ayn rand (@mglynnk) June 3, 2014
Yeah Seattle! Our minimum wage is now $15.00, lets see the backassward southern states do that. We don't do slaves here!
— Dufus (@dufus) June 3, 2014