Mayor applauds Council committee vote on $15-per-hour minimum wage legislation

Mayor Murray released the following statement after today’s vote by the City Council’s Minimum Wage & Income Inequality Committee on his legislation to raise Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 per hour:

 “I appreciate the good work of the City Council to make clarifications and technical fixes to our minimum wage legislation while keeping the overall framework of the deal we announced on May 1st intact.

I want to thank the Council’s minimum wage committee for its unanimous vote, and I look forward to action from the full Council in the coming days.

Together, we are on the verge of making a huge economic difference for tens of thousands of Seattle workers at the same time that we are on the verge of making history.”