This Monday in Olympia, the House Appropriations committee will be hearing about bills that could raise the minimum wage and provide paid sick time for workers in Washington State. The business lobby will certainly be out in force, and while some legislators own businesses, not one of these politicians lives on minimum wage. (And none of them have to worry about missing a day’s wages if they get the flu.)
So we figured it’s time to remind them what it’s really like, by asking you one simple question:
We know from experience in Seattle and SeaTac that it matters when politicians hear from regular people about living on minimum wage, or going without basic workplace protections like paid sick time. Tell us your story, and we'll bring it down to Olympia on Monday.