Should Washington raise the minimum wage statewide to 13.50 by 2020? That’s what voters will decide this fall, in one of the biggest and most talked about initiatives on the ballot this year. I-1433 would also expand paid sick leave for employees currently without it.

In the debate above, Teresa Mosequeda of the Washington State Labor Council represents the pro-side; Anthony Anton of the Washington Restaurant Association argues on behalf of the opposition campaign.

Topics covered:

  • Addressing concerns expressed by business owners about cost, cutting employees
  • If not this proposal, then what?
  • Discussion of sick and safe leave component of measure
  • How has Seattle’s $15 minimum wage ordinance worked?

Click here to watch debate video with closed captioning