18 09, 2015

Campaign seeks to push Seattle minimum wage to $15

By |September 18th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Washington has the highest minimum wage in America, at $9.19 an hour, but that’s not enough – now, a Seattle campaign is pushing to make it $15. An U.S. Chamber of Commerce study says that a higher minimum wage would lead to low-wage job losses, as business owners would likely cut low-wage jobs altogether in […]

4 09, 2015

In the News: Just Growth and the Minimum Wage in Silicon Valley

By |September 4th, 2015|Just Growth|0 Comments

In a June 2014 article Silicon Valley’s minimum wage success story, Amy B. Dean cited Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor’s previous research on linking equity and growth.
“Academic research has backed the idea that Silicon Valley’s experience with minimum wage and living wage measures can be applied broadly. As the University of California at Davis’ Chris […]