APRIL 15TH, 2015: $15 IS JUST THE BEGINNING
Inequality ends with us

Actions across Washington state and across the country

WE MADE HISTORY BY PASSING A $15/HOUR MINIMUM WAGE LAST YEAR. BUT $15 IS JUST THE BEGINNING — INEQUALITY ENDS WITH US.

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NEW (1:00 pm): Olympia workers Occupy Capital Mall and  the State Capitol as Workers Rise for $15 across Washington

9:45 am: Federal Way workers kick it off in style — but Federal Way is just the beginning!

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From SeaTac & Seattle to Yakima, Pasco, and beyond, working people are rising up and taking on giant corporations like McDonald's, Walmart, and Alaska Airlines. 

April 15th is the biggest day of action yet, with rallies, strikes, marches, occupations, and more across the state and across the country. 

Watch this page for updates, or follow on twitter at @workingwa and #JustTheBeginning.

MAJOR ACTIONS ACROSS WASHINGTON

NEW: FEDERAL WAY

8:00 am: Federal Way Crossings McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell: S 348th St & Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way
Fast food workers from Federal Way and across South King County will converge to occupy fast food locations at Federal Way Crossings.

SPOKANE

9:00 am: Gather at Fred Meyer shopping center: 400 S Thor Street
Homecare workers and other $15 supporters will gather at Fred Meyer

Yakima

9:30 am: McDonald's, 19 E Yakima Ave, Yakima
Food service workers, immigrant workers, and other supporters will rally at this fast food location.

Pasco

9:45 am: McDonald's, 2202 W Court St, Pasco
Food service workers, immigrant workers, and other supporters will rally at this fast food location

Olympia

10:45 am: Capital Mall (SE corner), Capital Mall Dr SW & Black Lake Blvd SW
Striking Olympia workers & community supporters will rally and march at this poverty-wage chain

SeaTac

11:30 am: Sea-Tac Airport
Airport workers and supporters will gather near Carousel 16, then proceed to Alaska Airlines ticket counter

culminating in SEATTLE

A day of actions across the state & across the country will all come together in Seattle, when well over a thousand of us will snake through downtown with rallies, actions, and more that let the world know: $15 is just the beginning. Inequality ends with us.

UBER SEATTLE - 2:00 pm:

Driving into poverty — inequality ends with us
Drivers for Uber are organizing an App-Based Drivers Association with drivers for Lyft and Sidecar. Working at the leading edge of our changing economy, these drivers are technically considered independent contractors and so are not covered by the city’s minimum wage law. They’re challenging the way this multi-billion-dollar company exploits immigrant drivers and puts them on a path to poverty.

  • 2:00 pm: Occidental Park Seattle (S Main St & Occidental Ave S) to Uber Corporate Office (217 2nd Ave)

MACY’S SEATTLE - 3:00 pm:

$15 is just the beginning — Retail workers are the magic of customer service
One-third of Macy's workers in Seattle are now paid the city's $11 minimum wage — thousands of retail workers across the state are paid even less, not to mention the Macy’s that are just outside of Seattle. And they struggle with cuts to hours and irregular scheduling practices that make it difficult to arrange childcare, go to school, or just have a life.

  • 3:00 pm: Westlake Park Seattle (4th Ave & Pine St) to Macy’s (1601 3rd Ave)

HOMECARE WORKERS - CAL ANDERSON PARK - 3:30 pm:

Homecare workers and others will gather at Cal Anderson Park at 3:30 before joining the main march as it moves to Seattle University

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY - 4:00 pm

Occupy the university — Inequality ends with us
Everyone should have access to quality, affordable education — and educators deserve a living wage like all workers do. Tuition has risen 82% in the last 10 years, but a majority of faculty at SU are working part-time for low pay, no job security, and few benefits. Adjuncts are poverty-wage workers too.

  • 4:00 pm: Seattle University, Chapel of St Ignatius (12th & Marion), then Occupy Seattle University

IT ALL COMES TOGETHER - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$15 is just the beginning. Inequality ends with us
Hundreds and hundreds of fast food workers, drivers, retail workers, students, adjunct professors, and others will unite to occupy Seattle University for a rally, teach-in, and more, and then together take over the streets outside the university to say across different cities and different industries: we’re not done yet. $15 is just the beginning. Inequality ends with us.

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ADDITIONAL ACTIONS ON 4/15/2015

Tacoma 
7:00 am: I-5, McKinley Way overpass
Homecare workers will hold banner over McKinley Bridge calling for $15/hour wage

Vancouver
7:30 am: I-205, NE Fourth Plain Blvd overpass
Homecare workers will hold banner over I-205 calling for $15/hour wage

Bellingham
10:30 am 
Gather at 714 Lakeway Dr before proceeding to a nearby corporate location

Aberdeen
11:00 am: KFC
1110 E Wishkah St
Homecare workers & other supporters will march for $15 & the right to organize for all workers.

Bremerton
11:30 am: Burger King
621 Warren Ave
Homecare workers will rally for $15 & the right to organize for all workers.

Port Orchard
12:00 pm: McDonald's
233 Bravo Terrace SE
Homecare workers will rally for $15 & the right to organize for all workers.

Shelton
12:00 pm: McDonald's
2507 Olympic Hwy N
Homecare workers will march for $15 & the right to organize for all workers.

Everett
12:00 pm: I-5, 41st Street overpass 
Homecare workers will hold banner over 41st Street overpass calling for $15/hour wage

 


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