It’s a McWedding and I’m Lovin’ It

Originally published in Publicola What do you get when you bring together corporate chains fighting the $15 minimum wage, Federal law, and a beautiful Seattle summer day? It’s a wedding! At an intimate ceremony at the Denny Triangle McDonald’s hosted by Working Washington last week and witnessed by workers, customers, and TV cameras, McDonald’s Corporation...…Continue Reading

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A forever-commitment of McDonald’s and Franchisees

McDonald’s Corporation and franchisees tie the knot, take joint responsibility for employees In a intimate ceremony held in the Denny Triangle neighborhood this morning, McDonald’s Corporation was formally betrothed to its franchisees, marking the long-awaited Federal recognition of their status as joint employers. (The couple is registered in Federal district court, where their lobby group is...…Continue Reading


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

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