SeaTac $15 minimum wage measure leading by 43 votes

SeaTac $15 minimum wage measure leading by 43 votes

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SeaTac $15 minimum wage measure leading by 43 votes

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 10:18 PM

SEATTLE - New election numbers released Friday night show SeaTac's measure for a $15 minimum wage passing by a mere 43 votes.

King County election results show SeaTac Proposition 1 yes votes leading with 50.56% at 2,544 to no votes at 49.44% and 2,501 votes.

In the costly initiative campaign, which has drawn attention from across the nation, the two sides spent a combined $1.8 million -- enough money to hire every registered voter in the city for a day at $15 per hour.

The proposal would require a $15 minimum wage for many workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It follows a series of rallies in which fast food workers and others around the country called attention to their struggle to earn a living.

Groups outside of Washington state will be watching the results. National labor unions have contributed to support the effort while national business organizations have contributed in opposition.

Get complete Decision 2013 Election results

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