‘Historic moment’ in Seattle: One vote away from $15 minimum wage
SEATTLE — Residents packed City Hall Thursday morning as the City Council members gave unanimous preliminary approval to an amended proposal to raise, on a phased-in basis, the minimum wage to $15 an hour for adult employees who work in Seattle. The proposal still has to go before the full City Council for a final vote, slated for Monday, even though all City Council members were present as part of the recently formed Minimum Wage Commission.