Walmart announced that it was raising its minimum wage to $9.00, for all entry-level workers in its U.S. stores. As Reuters notes, that means some employees will be receiving a 24 percent raise.
wage in Kentucky, which is $7.25 an hour.
he worked several minimum wage jobs growing up, but now he makes (made?) $350,000 a year, so it's a small thing he could afford to do. Apparently when he took it to the board they were "shocked" which is funny because in some respects isn't this the most reasonable thing in the world?
.@Mayor_Ed_Murray is here! Is he excited about this historic vote? "…Yeah. Tired but happy." pic.twitter.com/se3Wd7lcMd
— Ansel (@Ansel) June 2, 2014
Seattle, Washington’s nine-member City Council unanimously voted to raise the local minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. It won’t happen immediately: The hourly minimum wage will jump to $11 an hour starting next year for large employers like Starbucks, and then according to the Times, “will rise to $15 by 2017 for employers with more than 500 workers that do not provide health insurance, and by 2018 for those large employers who do.”