Swiss cast ballots on world’s highest minimum wage

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In this picture taken May 1, 2014, supporters of the Trade Union Federation, UNIA, demand on placards a monthly minimum wage in Basel, Switzerland. In a nation of mostly haves and have-mores, Swiss voters head to the polls Sunday, May 18, 2014, to decide on a trade union’s proposal that would create a new nationwide minimum wage and set it at 22 Swiss francs (US dollar 24.70) an hour _ the world’s highest. Banner reads “Good work. Minimum wage. Now!” (AP Photo/Keystone, Patrick Straub)

In this picture taken May 1, 2014, supporters of the Trade Union Federation, UNIA, demand on placards a monthly minimum wage in Basel, Switzerland. In a nation of mostly haves and have-mores, Swiss voters head to the polls Sunday, May 18, 2014, to decide on a trade union’s proposal that would create a new nationwide minimum wage and set it at 22 Swiss francs (US dollar 24.70) an hour _ the world’s highest. Banner reads “Good work. Minimum wage. Now!” (AP Photo/Keystone, Patrick Straub)

In this picture taken May 1, 2014, demonstrators demand on a banner reading “Let’s save Switzerland from dumping: wage minimum now!” in Geneva, Switzerland. Swiss people will vote on the minimum wage initiative Sunday, May 18, 2014. In a nation of mostly haves and have-mores, Swiss voters head to the polls Sunday, May 18, 2014, to decide on a trade union’s proposal that would create a new nationwide minimum wage and set it at 22 Swiss francs (US dollar 24.70) an hour _ the world’s highest. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

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