Seattle has the highest minimum wage in the country

, Posted: Tue, June 3 2014 at 8:58 AM, Updated: Tue, June 3 2014 at 7:53 PM

Seattle has the highest minimum wage in the country

Seattle, Wash. -- Seattle now has the highest minimum wage in the country.

The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance that bumps up the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

It was drafted by an advisory group of labor, business and nonprofit representatives convened by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. 

The plan includes a phase-in of the wage increase over several years, with special considerations for small businesses.

It takes affect in April of next year.

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