Seattle is leading the country in the effort to make a livable wage a reality for all workers

On Thursday, a City Council committee unanimously passed an ordinance that will increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour after a phase-in period. 

The committee voted to adopt some minor changes to the Mayor’s initial proposal, but the overall spirit remains in tact.  The full Council is expected to finalize the resolution on Monday and send it to the Mayor to be signed into law.

This victory marks a critical step toward rebuilding a strong middle class.  No one deserves to live in poverty.  And when we lift the floor for low-wage workers, we can make a strong case for increasing wages for Union members as well.

To celebrate this victory, please join us for a rally outside City Hall (600 4th Ave.) on Monday, June 2 at 1 P.M.  At 2 P.M., we will pack the Council chambers to show our support for the law.  After the vote, most likely around 3 P.M., we will be gathering again at the City Hall plaza at 4th and Cherry to continue the celebration. 

Thank you to all of you who emailed and called your representatives.  Your voice made all the difference!