Washington Minimum Wage Increase, Initiative 518 (1988)

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The Washington Minimum Wage Increase, also known as Initiative 518, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measured increased the state minimum wage.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 518 (1988)
Approveda Yes 1,354,454 76.55%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the state minimum wage increase from $2.30 to $3.85 (January 1, 1989) and then to $4.25 (January 1, 1990) and include agricultural workers?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 518 was filed on March 21, 1988 by Jennifer Belcher of Olympia and Art Wang of Tacoma. 300,900 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1988 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 16, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 16, 2013