Minimum Wage

cashierFair pay for hard work is the cornerstone of a strong economy. For too long, workers have not received their fair share of the economic activity they help generate. In spite of being one of the most productive economies in the world, wages and income for Washington state’s workers have stagnated, while companies have posted record profits and the stock market is at all-time highs. This is not a sustainable model for a strong middle class. Only when everyone benefits from growth will our economy fully thrive. An increase in the minimum wage is one important step toward reversing these damaging trends.

 

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Washington state should be a place where all our residents have strong communities, great schools, and the chance for a bright future. Our 2017-2019 Legislative Agenda outlines the priorities we are working to advance to build a better Washington.

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