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June 12, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Pete Holmes apologizes for charter amendment gaffe

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes today apologized for his office’s failure to recognize that a 15 Now charter amendment couldn’t appear on the city ballot until 2015. “I have apologized to our city clients for not spotting the voter-proposed charter amendment issue sooner, and for not concluding our research sooner. I am committed to ensure that the CAO…

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Comments | Topics: 15 Now, minimum wage, Pete Holmes

May 14, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Fast-food workers say they’ll strike Thursday for higher wages

A group that helped organize fast-food worker protests last year says fast-food workers will again strike Thursday to call on corporations to pay employees a $15 minimum wage. Throughout the day, fast-food workers across Seattle are expected to either walk off their jobs or not come in to work “as part of a global movement of…

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March 17, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Ethics complaint filed against Sawant, political allies

A 50-page ethics complaint filed last week says Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and her political allies, the Socialist Alternative party and 15 Now, the organization pushing for a hike in the minimum wage in 2015, haven’t registered as lobbyists or campaign organizations and haven’t reported campaign contributions as required by city ethics rules and…

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Comments | Topics: 15 Now, Elizabeth Campbell, Kshama Sawant