Poll: Public Opinion Shifting on $15/hour

The OneSeattle Coalition today announced the results of a public opinion poll that showed a sharp decline in support for an immediate increase of the minimum wage.The poll, conducted by DHM Research between April 10-13, showed support for increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2015 with a phase for non-profits and businesses…

Seattle’s Tipped Employees Are Not Low-Wage Workers

Last week we presented a counter proposal to $15Now or the newer $15-in-three-years. This week we start a series of reports that make our case along with supporting testimonials from employees and the public at large on this site. For now, we’re presenting data in support of how Washington already offers its workers the highest effective minimum…

What about those of us on a fixed income?

guest post by Stephen Cough, Retired Engineer, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center City of Seattle, by its proposed act of setting $15.00 an hour minimum wage for one class (whoever fits the ultimate policy scope) while holding other taxpayer classes hostage, steals purchasing power from fixed income recipient taxpayers of Seattle, who have already…

Local Indie Biz #3: Small Manufacturing

I own a small skincare and cosmetics company, specializing in producing high quality, healthy, non-toxic skincare and makeup products. We manufacture all our products in-house, so we are a mix of light manufacturing and retail. Because I make my products in-house, I’m able to provide Seattle with fully customizable skincare, which means I can help…

Local Indie Biz #2: Neighborhood Bar/Restaurant

This excerpt is reprinted from The Stranger with permission from author Andrew Friedman. In publicly discussing the $15 minimum wage issue, I’ve been cautioned by allies not to use logic, reason, and data to make my point, but instead to mirror the 15Now platform and stick to emotion-based polemics, apples-to-oranges “facts,” and simple slogans, as…