Helping our low-income workers keep up

Commentary | December 27, 2011 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

In 1998, an overwhelming two-thirds of Washington voters supported a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage and adjust it upward each year to keep pace with the rising cost of living. As a result, there's a bright spot on the horizon for Washington's lowest-paid workers: On Jan. 1, Washington's minimum wage will increase by 37 cents to $9.04, the best in the nation.

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