Minimum wage law buoys pay for all of us

Commentary | January 5, 2011 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

Minimum wage workers will see a small boost in their paychecks this week. That’s because the people overwhelmingly approved an initiative back in 1998 to increase the minimum wage and then index it to inflation. The idea is simple: The lowest paid workers should at least be able to realize the value of their work, rather than letting inflation eat away at their hard-earned income.

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