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Job Growth and the Minimum Wage

The increase in small business employment is highest in Washington State and San Francisco, two areas with the highest minimum wage in the country, according to Paychex, one of the country’s leading providers of payroll services. The Paychex/IHS Small Business…

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Why I’m Sponsoring the Minimum Wage Legislation

I am cosponsoring Mayor Murray’s minimum wage legislation because it’s time for cities to demonstrate bold and necessary leadership to address the stagnation of wages that has plagued our country for decades. Why does this matter? An economy where the…

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City Council in the Neighborhoods

Nicer spring weather means more people out around town, and the City Council is no exception. As I wrote in January, the Council has prioritized taking its official business into the community and this month we are getting into neighborhoods…

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City Council to begin review of Minimum Wage proposal Monday, May 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/1/2014
Councilmember Sally J. Clark
City Council to begin review of Minimum Wage proposal Monday, May 5
SEATTLE – City Council’s Select Committee on the Minimum Wage and Income Inequality will begin its review of Mayor Ed …

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Studying Up on the Minimum Wage

The Council will soon receive a recommendation from Mayor Murray to raise the minimum wage in Seattle. There is a growing consensus in our city and in civic discourse across the country that income and wealth inequality is one of…

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Councilmember Clark, Committee Members to Host ‘Lunch & Learn’ Meeting with Restaurateurs Regarding Minimum Wage, Income Inequality

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/8/2014

Councilmember Clark, Committee Members to Host ‘Lunch & Learn’ Meeting with Restaurateurs Regarding Minimum Wage, Income Inequality

Seattle – Councilmember Sally J. Clark and her colleagues will host a meeting on Wednesday, April 9 in City Council Chambers to hear input from restaurateurs and the public relating to raising the minimum wage in Seattle. Restaurant owners and others will share their thoughts with Councilmembers on raising the city’s minimum wage.

WHAT: ‘Lunch & Learn’ meeting with restaurateurs regarding minimum wage and income inequality

WHEN: Wednesday, April 9 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: 600 Fourth Avenue, City Hall – Floor 2 in Seattle

WHO:
Seattle City Councilmembers
Public
Restaurateurs from Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Pho Cyclo Cafe, Pagliacci Pizza and Ethan Stowell

For a complete list of additional meeting dates, including a meeting on Saturday, April 12 on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality, visit the Council’s Minimum Wage webpage (meetings are subject to change).

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Minimum Wage Conversation with Councilmembers Next Saturday

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/3/2014

Councilmember Sally J. Clark

Minimum Wage Conversation with Councilmembers Next Saturday

Seattle – Councilmember Sally J. Clark and her colleagues will host a meeting on Saturday, April 12 at Northgate Community Centerto hear input from the public relating to raising the minimum wage in Seattle. Presenters will report on income inequality findings specific to Seattle at the top of the meeting. Following the discussion, the public will have an opportunity to break into smaller group discussions with Councilmembers.

WHAT: Saturday meeting on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality

WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 12 (9:00 a.m. for complimentary coffee and informal conversation with Councilmembers)

WHERE: Northgate Community Center Gymnasium – 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle

WHO:

  • General Public
  • Seattle City Councilmembers
  • Presenters: Marieka M. Klawitter and Robert D. Plotnick, University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs; Ken Jacobs, University of California – Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

The City Council’s Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. in City Council Chambers.

For a complete list of additional meeting dates, including a lunchtime discussion with restaurateurs on Wednesday, April 9, visit the Council’s Minimum Wage webpage (meetings are subject to change).

Translation and Interpretation services available upon request. Please call (206) 684-8343.

Korean: “요청하시면 번역이나 통역을 제공해드립니다.”

Vietnamese: “Dịch và thông dịch sẵn sàng nếu có sự yêu cầu”

Spanish: “Servicios de traducción e interpretación disponibles bajo petición”

Somali: “Adeega Turjubaanka waxaa lagu heli karaa codsasho”

Tagalog: “Matutulungan ka naming maintindihan kung hihingi ka ng tulong”

Mandarin: “我們可以提供翻譯服務”

Cantonese: “我们可以提供翻译服务”

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Income Inequality Symposium

This Thursday there will be a 1-day conference about income inequality in Seattle at Seattle University. The all-day event is free, but registration is required. More information and a list of speakers are available here. From the Mayor’s press release:…

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Town Hall on Minimum Wage & Income Inequality announced

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/25/2014

Councilmember Sally J. Clark

Town Hall on Minimum Wage & Income Inequality announced

SeattleCity Councilmembers will host a Town Hall on Wednesday, March 5 to hear input from the public relating to raising the minimum wage in Seattle. The meeting will be jointly-sponsored with the Mayor’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee. This will be the first official public forum for Seattleites to share their thoughts on the concept of raising the city’s minimum wage.

Each member of the public will have up to 2 minutes to address Councilmembers, committee members and the town hall audience. Public comment sign-up sheets will be available in the building’s lobby at 5:00 p.m.

The City Council’s Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality will have the second of nine scheduled meetings to discuss the issue on Friday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m. in City Council Chambers. For future meeting dates, visit the Council’s Minimum Wage webpage (meetings are subject to change). A video recording of the hearing will be available on the webpage after 4 p.m. on Friday, March 7.

WHAT:
Public Hearing on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality

WHEN:
6 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5

WHERE:
Town Hall Seattle
Great Hall (enter on 8th Avenue)
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle 98101

WHO:
Seattle City Councilmembers
Mayor’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee
Public

Translation and Interpretation services available upon request. Please contact Josh Fogt at (206) 233-3811.

Korean: “요청하시면 번역이나 통역을 제공해드립니다.”‘

Vietnamese: “Dịch và thông dich sẵn sàng nếu có sự yêu cầu”

Spanish: “Servicios de traducción e interpretación disponibles bajo petición”

Somali: “Adeega Turjubaanka waxaa lagu heli karaa codsasho”

Tagalog: “Matutulungan ka naming maintindihan kung hihingi ka ng tulong”

Mandarin: “我們可以提供翻譯服務”

Cantonese: “我们可以提供翻译服务”

Parking on-site is limited. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit.

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