Olympia workers occupy Capital Mall *and* the State Capitol as workers rise for $15 in Yakima, Pasco, Olympia, Federal Way, Spokane, and more -- arriving in Seattle 2 pm

It's already the biggest mobilization yet in the movement against poverty wages — and we're still an hour away from the main event in downtown Seattle when Uber drivers, Macy's workers, and Seattle University adjuncts join the movement. 

  • In Olympia, striking workers occupied Capital Mall and then the State Capitol itself!  Photos & brief video available on dropbox.
  • In Yakima, fast food and home care workers rallied to draw attention to poverty-wage employers that hurt the local economy.
  • In Pasco, supporters gathered at a McDonald's to declare "Inequality ends with us" — "La desigualdad acaba con nosotros".
  • In Federal Way, fast food workers occupied a McDonald's & Burger King.
  • In SeaTac, airport workers continued to push Alaska Airlines for action on wages and health & safety.
  • And from Spokane to Bellingham to Vancouver, and beyond, the public took notice: $15 in Seattle was just the beginning. Workers aren't done yet!

Next step: Hundreds will snake through downtown in a march & rally that will grow as it proceeds from Occidental Park to Seattle University, with rallies by Uber drivers, Macy's workers, and SU adjunct professors.

Full details of the day are online. Quick summary:

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

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

3:30 pm: Cal Anderson Park

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

Follow @workingwa and #JustTheBeginning on Twitter for up-to-the-minute details.