Seattle’s city council voted unanimously Monday to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, becoming the nation’s first major city to raise the base wage to that level. “Seattle is setting the stage for future movements,” said Seattle council member Kshama Sawant, a proponent in the minimum wage efforts in the city of about 650,000 residents, during Monday’s debate on the issue. Sawant estimated the legislation would raise the wages of 100,000 ...

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