Working Washington has officially endorsed Initiative 1433, which will raise the state minimum wage to $13.50 over 4 years and establish a minimum standard for paid sick & safe time. Here's how we make the case in a new piece on Medium.com:
No, it’s not $15.
And no, it’s not enough. (And $15 isn’t enough either.)
But Working Washington is going to get $13.50 and paid sick days on the ballot, and then get it passed into law, because every victory is a step forward. Because every victory is incomplete. Because we are going to win in a way that lays the groundwork for workers to continue to win in the years ahead. And because we are going to keep on winning until every worker in our state can support themselves, afford the basics, contribute to the economy, and participate in their community.