A lot can change in four years

 This is how KIMA-TV in Yakima thought about the reality of a $12 minimum wage in 2015. This year we passed a $13.50 minimum wage.

This is how KIMA-TV in Yakima thought about the reality of a $12 minimum wage in 2015. This year we passed a $13.50 minimum wage.

Four years ago, in 2012, with minimum wage at $9.04/hour, anti-worker lobby groups pushed to carve out sub-minimum wages, tip penalties, and other exceptions. 

Three years ago, Seattle fast food workers walked out on strike.

Two years ago, a bill to raise statewide minimum wage to $12/hour doesn't get a vote on House floor for lack of support. 

In 2015, bills to provide paid sick days and raise statewide minimum wage to $12/hour pass out of House, but don’t get out of Senate committee for lack of support. 

And this year, $13.50 & paid sick days are on the way after Washington State voters passed Initiative 1433 by a 60% margin.

A lot can happen in four years. That's either a warning, a call to action, or both.

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