Posts for May, 2014

The movement for 15 has achieved its first major victory

May 30th, 2014

Speeches as delivered by Kshama Sawant following the May 29th Minimum Wage Committee The Seattle City Council’s Minimum Wage Committee just voted for $15/hr (click here for streaming video). On Monday, June 2nd, we expect this will be voted on by the Full Council, and passed into law. Today is a historic day for low […]

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Stand strong against corporate loopholes

May 23rd, 2014

It is truly historic that Seattle is getting close to a $15/hour legislation – a testament to the success that can be achieved through working class fightback. During yesterday’s Select Committee on Minimum Wage, the Seattle City Council began discussing in detail the draft legislation and potential amendments. Click here to watch the full meeting. […]

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Details about the Mayor’s Minimum Wage Proposal

May 5th, 2014

Today, Mayor Murray delivered his proposal for raising the minimum wage to City Council. The City Council will deliberate in public and it is important that low wage workers have their voices heard in this process. My staff has put together a few telling graphs that you can see below. Also included at the end […]

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Weekly Update May 5

May 5th, 2014

Today, Mayor Murray delivered his proposal for raising the minimum wage to City Council. The City Council will deliberate in public and it is important that low wage workers have their voices heard in this process. I have posted a separate blog post to talk more about this here. Also, the Seattle Channel records all […]

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