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Statement: IFA to File Lawsuit Against Unfair and Discriminatory Seattle Minimum Wage Plan

WASHINGTON, June 2-The International Franchise Association President & CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, released the statement below following the passage of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “The Seattle City Council and Mayor Murray’s plan would force the 600 franchisees in Seattle, which

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Seattle Times Editorial: Redefine franchises under Seattle’s minimum-wage proposal

The Seattle $15 minimum wage proposal punishes locally-owned franchises in a wrongheaded pursuit of fast food CEOs, who undoubtedly couldn’t give a rip. WHEN the City Council votes Monday, as expected, to enact a historic $15 minimum wage, expect McDonald’s Chief Executive Don Thompson to be raised at least once as the rapacious face of

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IFA Press Call On The Seattle Minimum Wage Vote

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NBC NEWS: Seattle Approves Country’s Highest Minimum Wage of $15

The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved a $15 hourly minimum wage — the highest in the nation.   The ordinance, which phases in the increase over time, passed a committee last week with a few changes. It would take effect next April and allow a sub-minimum wage for teens. The ordinance was drafted by an

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SEATTLE TIMES: Seattle City Council Gives Final OK To Historic $15 Minimum Wage

The Seattle City Council Monday unanimously approved a $15 minimum wage, creating a path over the next seven years to provide the city’s lowest-paid workers the nation’s highest minimum wage. Fast-food workers, union organizers and labor activists celebrated on the City Hall Plaza after the historic vote with cake and ice cream provided by some local small

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Seattle City Council OKs Minimum Wage Increase To $15 An Hour, Making It The Nation’s Highest

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation. The issue has dominated politics in the liberal municipality for months. Mayor Ed Murray, who was elected last year, had promised in his campaign to raise the minimum

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LOS ANGELES TIMES: Seattle Raises Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour, Highest In U.S.

This progressive and expensive city struck a blow against rising income inequality Monday when the City Council voted unanimously to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, the highest municipal minimum of any metropolis in the country and the rallying cry of fast-food workers and union organizers nationwide. With the council chambers standing-room-only and supporters waving

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