Why Seattle raised our minimum wage, and why America should too

By Sally J. Clark

(CNN) — The Seattle City Council just voted to put low-wage workers on a path over the next several years to earning a $15-per-hour minimum wage.

You may think, “There goes the crazy upper left corner of the country again” — but there’s method to our madness.

This historic measure came after a five-month process that brought together business and civic leaders, unions and nonprofits in tough negotiations. But the real fuel for Seattle’s action came from a growing unease across the United States with income inequality.

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