Workers show support for strong enforcement at public hearing

Workers spoke up at Wednesday's city budget hearing to voice their concern that the budget underfunds outreach efforts needed to make $15 a reality for all. 

Jason Harvey tells City Council about the prevalence of wage theft and the need for action.

Jason Harvey tells City Council about the prevalence of wage theft and the need for action.

While most employers will try to comply with the law, experience has shown that some will not. Despite the passage of Prop 1 in SeaTac, there have already been two suits attempting to delay or overturn the higher minimum wage.

Crystal tells City Council she didn't know about sick leave until she got involved with Working Washington.

Crystal tells City Council she didn't know about sick leave until she got involved with Working Washington.

We thank the city council for their historic vote on Seattle's $15 minimum wage, and urge them to increase funding for outreach led by community partners to ensure success in its implementation. Outreach by community organizations means workers will have access to information from trusted sources and help to enforce their rights when necessary. 

Councilmember Kshama Sawant with fast food workers before the hearing, supporting strong enforcement of $15.

Councilmember Kshama Sawant with fast food workers before the hearing, supporting strong enforcement of $15.