Posts for 'Minimum Wage'

Weekly Update April 21

April 22nd, 2014

Every week I’ll be posting about the activities on Monday, particularly the Council Briefings and the Full Council meetings.  The Council Briefings are at 9:30am every Monday morning and is an opportunity for Councilmembers to update the public both on the past week’s activity and to preview the coming week. Full Council meetings are where […]

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Responding to Recent Questions on $15/hour

March 5th, 2014

Recently there have been questions about how to implement the $15/hour minimum wage. There’s been a lot of talk from business that workers should compromise. Here are some initial thoughts, we will be talking more soon: We are fighting for $15/hour for all low-wage workers in Seattle. I would estimate that there are close to […]

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Town Hall on the Minimum Wage – March 5

March 3rd, 2014

The debate around the minimum wage continues in Seattle. Councilmember Kshama Sawant and 15 Now call for a $15/hour minimum wage, however the debate and discussion has taken place behind closed doors without the direct input of minimum wage workers.  Wednesday, March 5, 2014 is the first time that City Council and Mayor Ed Murray’s […]

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February 15 – Day of Organizing for a $15/hour Minimum Wage

February 11th, 2014

Dear sisters and brothers, Join me on Saturday, February 15: I will be enthusiastically adding my voice to the 15now.org Day of Organizing at 2pm at the SEIU 775 Headquarters at 215 Columbia Street, downtown. To win a $15/hour minimum wage, we need to organize. Big business is gearing up to spend tens of millions […]

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