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Council sends $12 minimum wage to ballot

On Tuesday, July 14 the Tacoma City Council passed a proposal to put a $12 minimum wage on the ballot, 7-1. Councilmember David Boe cast the lone no vote.

July 2015

Council to consider minimum wage proposal

According to the proposed ballot measure, which will be considered by the Tacoma City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, the minimum wage would raise to $12 by Jan. 2018.

July 2015

South Sound jobs still growing

More persons joined the regional labor force in May, according to new data out today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a slightly larger percentage of them did find work.

July 2015

$15 Now fires back at minimum wage plans

Working Washington, a labor lobby group that has been pushing the $15 minimum wage debate in the Puget Sound region, shot back at the two proposals presented by the Tacoma Minimum Wage Task Force today.

June 2015

Council to consider two minimum wage proposals

Tacoma’s Minimum Wage Task Force has wrapped up its work and will be presenting two proposals to Tacoma City Council at tomorrow’s meeting.

June 2015

New survey shows opposition to 15 Now

Tacoma is "strongly opposed" to an immediate $15 per hour minimum wage, according to a survey released by lobbying group Northwest Grocery Association.

June 2015

South Sound sees unemployment rise in May

May was not a nice month to South Sound counties when it came to unemployment numbers, according to numbers released today by the Washington Employment Security Department.

June 2015

Manke Lumber fined for safety violations

Manke Lumber Company of Tacoma has been fined for 25 serious and 11 general safety and health violations, with fines totaling $87,120, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced today.

June 2015

Minimum Wage Task Force mulling options

Currently, the city of Tacoma Minimum Wage Task Force is considering four alternatives to increase the minimum wage, as well as whether to implement exemptions and credits.

June 2015

Governor announces subcabinet for JBLM drawdown

Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the formation of a Subcabinet on Military Downsizing to address possible military reductions in the state.

June 2015
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