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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today the Mayor's Committee on Income Inequality Is Putting Together Its Recommendations

Posted by on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Here's what I'm hoping to see.

They get to $15.

I hope they come to a compromise that works for low-income workers, small businesses, and non-profits.

I hope they raise the minimum wage quickly on large companies that take money out of our community and give little back.

I hope they give small businesses time to adjust, and consider tips for higher-wage employees as pay (but not benefits).

And I hope they make sure non-profits get the funding and time they need so services aren't cut for the neediest.

Tim Keck is the publisher of The Stranger.


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trstr 1
And I hope you realize who reads your paper, not just who funds it.
Posted by trstr on April 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM · Report this
#1 is right Tim. There is large share of delusional inconsequential shut-in's (apparently with a great deal of free time) who read your paper. Don't forget about them.
Posted by tkc on April 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 4
I think that unpaid internships should be banned in Seattle; it is a form of slavery. Well, except you don't get to beat the employee to death.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on April 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 5
Hey, Tim, can you print some retractions for some of the falsehoods you've published about the minimum wage? How about the one where Andrew Friedman told us he was giving us the actual payroll numbers from Liberty bar, and then an hour later admits he was using made-up data to bolster his case?

It's this lying and cherry-picking about what's in your books that makes us keep asking these "job creators" to open their books.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on April 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM · Report this

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