A $15 per hour minimum wage initiative was on the ballot for Tacoma voters in Pierce County, Washington, on November 3, 2015. It was defeated, but the city council’s alternative measure was approved.

City of Tacoma Initiative Measure No. 1B requires employers to pay a minimum hourly wage to employees aged sixteen (16) and over performing work in Tacoma of not less than $10.35 per hour beginning February 2016, $11.15 beginning January 2017, and $12.00 beginning January 2018, adjusted annually thereafter based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as calculated and used by the state of Washington at that time, and requiring that an impact assessment be conducted in 2018 and every two years thereafter.

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