It’s official. Workers at Bags, who serve Alaska Airlines customers, at Sea-Tac Airport celebrated as the votes were counted in a union election. We won! We won this union even though Alaska Airlines and Bags Inc. tried to stand in our way. Alaska Airlines, Bags and other corporate allies tried hard to stop us from...…Continue Reading

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BREAKING: Minimum wage repeal referendum will NOT qualify for the ballot

Latest numbers from King County Elections show that Forward Seattle’s referendum to repeal $15 cannot reach the necessary signature threshold and will not qualify for the ballot King County Elections has now reviewed well over half of the referendum petitions submitted by Forward Seattle, and their fringe effort to repeal the minimum wage law has come up short....…Continue Reading

Forward Seattle is misleading voters

We have heard numerous reports that Forward Seattle signature gatherers are misleading voters about their effort to repeal the minimum wage, and now we have evidence: a recording of Forward Seattle telling voters their petition will “raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour” because action by the Council to pass $15 “has not been...…Continue Reading

Support Seattle Workers!

“If Your Business Supports Poverty Wages, We Won’t Support Your Business.” A fringe group of right-wing conservatives, real estate developers, and corporate executives are using misleading tactics to try and repeal Seattle’s minimum wage law and keep workers in poverty. Everyone has a right to their opinion. But if your business supports poverty wages, we won’t support...…Continue Reading

We did it! Seattle workers win $15!

At 3:39PM on June 2nd, fast food workers made history when the Seattle City Council passed a $15 minimum wage by a unanimous 9-0 vote. It was only a year ago that fast food workers sparked this movement in Seattle with their first citywide strike. It was only six months ago that SeaTac voted to...…Continue Reading

We did it!

Working Washington issues the following statement in advance of this afternoon’s scheduled 2:00 pm vote by City Council to pass a $15 minimum wage for Seattle: We did it! A year ago, hundreds of fast food workers in Seattle went on strike for $15 and the right to organize, sparking a new movement to remake our...…Continue Reading