Seattle workers made history when we passed the nation's first citywide $15 minimum wage.
Now we made a book too.
It's fifteen stories from fifteen workers about their jobs, their lives, their struggles, and the movement they sparked.
"I don't know how to explain it in words. It's just like getting $15 would mean actually having a life, being able to do regular things like drive myself to work or pay for my daughter to be in daycare." –Julia
You've seen the news reports about Seattle's $15 minimum wage. You've heard the experts and politicians talk about what it all means. And now you can read the stories of the workers who made it happen – in their own words.
"I had this lady come in here and she's like you ain't s-h-i-t, you ain't s-h-i-t, but you know she didn't know anything about me. She saw that I made minimum wage and she thought she could judge me because of that." –Malcolm
Seattle's $15 minimum wage law will boost the pay of more than 100,000 workers by $3 billion over the next decade – one of the largest economic victories for low-wage workers in decades.
These are their stories.