Tag: 15 Now

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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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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