Policy: Labor

New leaders taking charge at Seattle City Hall

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SEATTLE — Officials expected hundreds of people to pack the Seattle City Hall lobby Monday afternoon for the swearing-in ceremony for new officials, including gay Mayor Ed Murray and Socialist city council member Kshama Sawant.

Other city council members and the city attorney also will be sworn-in.

Sawant told KIRO her speech will note a historic change.

Sawant won office with a promise to push for a $15 an hour minimum wage for all workers, and Murray has ordered a $15 minimum wage for city employees.


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