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Economic and Equity Outcomes of a $15/hr Minimum Wage in Seattle In this policy brief, we explore implications of a $15 minimum wage for the City of Seattle. Specifically, we examine the potential outcome of a $15 minimum wage on our local economy, assess outcomes by industry sector, and demonstrate that a $15 minimum wage would create large scale benefits to ... [read more]

REPORT - The Economic Impacts of a Transportation and Hospitality Living Wage in the City of SeaTacPuget Sound Sage, a regional think tank, issued an analysis of the economic benefit of the SeaTac initiative. According to the analysis, increased worker spending will multiply, resulting in a $54 million income boost for the region and more than 400 new local jobs. [read more]

BRIEF - Paid Sick Days: How Grocers and Retailers Can Curb the Spread of Illness and Promote Public HealthIn a recent survey of grocery and supercenter workers in King County, Puget Sound Sage found that a large proportion of grocery workers in King County go to work sick. Most cited inadequate paid time off as a reason. [read more]

BRIEF - Short-Shifted: How Big Grocers and Retailers are Making Workers' Jobs Unstable and UnpredictableA recent Puget Sound Sage survey of grocery and supercenter workers in King County found that grocery and supercenter employers frequently create worker schedules that are unstable, unpredictable and inflexible. [read more]


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In the News
$15 wage floor slowly takes hold in SeaTacThe Seattle Times

Developers Sue to Make Seattle More Developer-Friendly, Calling a Law to Promote Affordable Housing "Extortion"The Stranger

SeaTac wage activists will appeal to state Supreme CourtPuget Sound Business Journal

$15 minimum wage supporters vow to fight onCNN Money