A Minimum Wage Increase, Initiative 518
ballot proposition was on the November 8, 1988 ballot
in the State of Washington
as an Initiative to the People
, where it was approved
| Initiative 518|
| Yes|| 1,354,454|| 76.55%|
The question asked on the ballot was, "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?"
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.