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Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage

June 15th, 2016

Episode 548 of 797 episodes

Edwin Lane reports from Seattle - the first major city in the United States to introduce a $15 minimum wage. Union leader David Rolf explains how it came about, and why the 'Fight for 15' campaign has spread across the US. Jacob Vigdor from the University of Washington discusses the potential economic impact, and Seattle restaurant owner Jason Wilson describes the effect on his business. Fellow chef Patrick Connolly in New York explains why a minimum wage means the end of tipping in his business. And billionaire Nick Hanauer delivers his economic argument for a national $15 minimum wage. (Picture: Seattle skyline, Credit: Getty Images)

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