With increase, minimum wage works

Commentary | February 1, 2001 | By John Burbank | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

On Jan. 1, the state raised the minimum wage with a cost-of-living adjustment to $6.72 an hour. This automatic adjustment was the result of the 1998 initiative in which the voters of our state voted 2-to-1 to increase the minimum wage. As Americans, we value work, but the minimum wage devalued work. The voters realized that and passed the minimum-wage initiative in every county in the state.

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