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More than 20 states have set their pay floors above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 and about 30 are considering increases.
Earlier this year, Seattle became the first city in the country to mandate a $15 an hour minimum wage for all of its workers. The new law is set to take effect next April. Big businesses will have to move to $15 an hour by January 2018, small business have a longer phase-in.
But before that happens, the law faces several challenges, both at the ballot box and in court. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Deborah Wang of KUOW reports on the coming fight.
This segment aired on June 27, 2014.