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Seattle Suburb Considers Setting $15 'Living Wage'

NPR | Oct. 22, 2013 3:53 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 22, 2013 8:07 a.m.

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Martin Kaste

The tiny Seattle suburb of SeaTac, home to the airport of the same name, is the latest front in the battle for “living wage” ordinances. On this fall’s ballot is a measure mandating a $15 an hour floor for large hospitality and transportation companies. $15 is higher than the base wage in neighboring suburbs, but the heart of economic activity in SeaTac is the international airport — and that’s not about to move.

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