Tacoma council votes to send $12 wage issue to fall ballot

Tacoma News Tribune By Kathleen Cooper – The Tacoma City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to send a $12 minimum wage issue to the fall ballot. City Councilman David Boe voted against the issue, and Councilman Joe Lonergan was absent. The issue would elevate the city’s lowest-paid workers to a $12 hourly wage by 2018, and … READ MORE

Tacoma mayor proposed minimum wage increase heads to November Ballot

KING 5 – TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland on Tuesday night proposed to the City Council a minimum wage increase to $12. The proposal would gradually put minimum wage at $12 an hour by 2018. “I think it’s fair. I think it gives people a wage that works for Tacoma and it’s something … READ MORE