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Initiative 1433 Will Increase WA Minimum Wage, but Job Seekers Deserve a Better Law, According to State Business Associations

Initiative 1433WA Initiative 1433 Aims to Raise State Minimum Wage

Washington employers of all sizes and from a cross-section of industries voiced concern today that although raising the minimum wage through Initiative 1433 sounds good, the unintended consequences could be harmful, particularly for first-time job seekers.

Business groups, including the Association of Washington Business (AWB), Washington Restaurant Association, Washington Lodging Association, Washington Farm Bureau, Association of General Contractors (AGC), Washington Bankers Association, and the Washington Affordable Housing Council oppose the initiative, but also believe that a thoughtful middle ground to increase the minimum wage could have been found in the Legislature. Continue Reading