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  • File -- In this May 1, 2014 file photo, Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant, right, looks on as Stephanie Sucasaca holds up a fist as Sawant had just done while interpreting Sawant's remarks into Spanish at a May Day rally in support of immigrant and workers rights and a boost in the minimum wage, in Seattle. While the Seattle mayor is proposing to raise the wage to $15 in the coming years to the highest level in the nation, some activists say that's too slow and are threatening to take the issue to voters with a ballot measure that would force a raise sooner. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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  • Kshama Sawant, a socialist newly-elected to the Seattle city council, speaks at a "Build it Here" rally Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in downtown Seattle. The Washington State Labor Council called for the rally, saying it wanted to show Boeing and state leaders it supports Machinists union members who voted last week to reject contract concessions Boeing said it needed to build the new 777X in Washington. Organizers said that the Machinists deserve to not only build Boeing's next new plane in Washington but to share in the company's prosperity. Over the weekend at the Dubai Airshow, three Middle Eastern airlines signed up to buy 225 of the large, fuel-efficient widebodies in deals worth $95 billion. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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