Workers in Olympia made a giant 15 out of 16,906 pennies in front of Olympia City Hall to represent the number of workers in Olympia who are paid less than $15/hour.
“I’m a low-wage worker and this penny represents me," said Robert.
“I’m putting this penny down because it represents how much I struggle everyday making less than $15,” said Jae.
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Earlier in the day we met with State Representative Chris Reykdal. He represents Olympia in the State Legislature.
“Our meeting with Representative Reykdal went really well,” said Holly West, a leader in the Olympia minimum wage movement. “We asked him how he would support our legislation in Olympia for $15/hour, paid sick days, and predictive scheduling. ‘Would you email, would you call, would you come to a meeting?’ and he said he would do all of those.”