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.”
Today is not a day to celebrate equal pay between the genders, as that does not exist. By "equal pay day" we (we?) mean, Happy This is How Many Extra Days Women Would Have To Work To Make As Much As Men Did In 2013 Day. Ladies, we are done working for 2013 now, hypothetically! And boy am I tired.
As you may have heard, women earn on average 77 cents out of every dollar paid to their male counterparts. Here are some more SAD FACTS, courtesy of the National Women's Law Center, who is covering the pay gap