Nearly one in four workers in Seattle could get a raise if the city adopts a $15 minimum wage.
Researchers at the University of Washington tell The Seattle Times about 102,000 workers in Seattle make less than $15 an hour. That includes about 38,000 who make the state-mandated minimum wage of $9.32 an hour.
If workers who now make between $15 and $18 an hour also got a pay raise, then the change could affect nearly a third of Seattle's workforce.
The University of Washington report is scheduled to be presented Wednesday to the Seattle mayor's Income Inequality Advisory Committee.