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Fox Attacks "Fight For $15" Movement With Bogus Claim That Minimum Wage Increase Hurt Seattle

Fox has a long history of peddling misinformation about the minimum wage and of specifically targeting Seattle's phase-in of a local minimum wage of $15 per hour, which research suggests has not harmed the local economy, and in fact Seattle saw a "boom in job growth" and "exceptionally strong" labor market after increasing wages. Despite a coordinated campaign from right-wing media outlets opposed to increasing minimum wages, local and state-level increases continue to succeed and the ballot box, lifting wages for millions of American workers.