Minimum Wage

Councilmember Lisa Herbold is leading the effort on the council.

Seattle Moves to End Minimum Wage Exemption for Disabled Workers

Some workers now make 36 cents an hour, according to the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.

 

Emails Show Mayor’s Office and Berkeley Economist Coordinated Release of Favorable Minimum Wage Study

The study has been pushed as a counterweight to a more negative UW study.

 

Inside the Minimum Wage Data War

Inside the Minimum Wage Data War

The UW team studying the $15 minimum wage was supposed to transcend politics. Fat chance.

 

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant during the campaign for a $15 minimum wage. SW file photo

As Relationship Soured, City Council Stopped Funding UW Minimum Wage Research Team Last Fall

City Councilmember Kshama Sawant says the decision came due to dissatisfaction with the team’s methodology.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant during the campaign for a $15 minimum wage. SW file photo
Michael Reich and Jacob Vigdor. Photos courtesy of Berkeley and UW

The City Knew the Bad Minimum Wage Report Was Coming Out, So It Called Up Berkeley

Seattle is getting an object lesson in weaponized data.

Michael Reich and Jacob Vigdor. Photos courtesy of Berkeley and UW
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