Back in May the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the “head tax” under the auspices of raising funds for the homeless. But in the face of opposition from Seattle’s largest businesses, and a certain legal challenge to the law itself, the council has reversed themselves.
Dubbed the “Seattle head tax”, the measure was touted to raise funds, combat homelessness, and build affordable housing by instituting a per-employee tax on companies such as Starbucks and Amazon, among others.
Michigan’s minimum wage goes up to $8.15/hour on Labor Day. Student workers at my school have had their maximum weekly hours cut from 8 to 6 1/2. Santa Fe, New Mexico substantially increased its minimum wage ten years ago, and it now stands at $10.66/hour, the second highest in the country. The effects on the…
Michelle and The Russian return to their old stomping grounds in the Pacific Northwest to pick blackberries and contemplate their gypsy past.