Yakima, Olympia, King County — we’re everywhere

We are going door to door to gin up support of: raising the statewide minimum wage, making sure workers have secure scheduling, and ensuring the entire state gets paid sick leave. And when we say door to door we mean our elected officials’ offices and chambers.

Workers visited elected officials in Yakima, Olympia, and King County in a day long session advocating for higher wages and workers’ rights.

In King County we visited 8 out of the 9 King County Councilmembers or their staff and also squeezed in a meeting with King County Executive Dow Constantine’s external communications director.

 King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove with us after our meeting.

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove with us after our meeting.

“They were receptive, but it was a little nerve wracking, ya know? Going to the top of the building and seeing what kind of view they have every day,” said Carlos Nieto. “We were talking about jobs putting out schedules ahead of time and not just a couple days notice. In advance, with enough time for us to plan around our work schedule.”

In Yakima we delivered the statewide minimum wage initiative to councilmembers and pledged to come back on regular council meeting days to keep up the pressure.

In Olympia, we met with councilmembers, and then educated the public using a handy dandy visual aid.

 Workers spread 16,906 pennies onto a giant 15 to represent the 16,906 workers in Olympia who make less than $15/hr.

Workers spread 16,906 pennies onto a giant 15 to represent the 16,906 workers in Olympia who make less than $15/hr.

Want to come out with us next time or get involved with some of our other campaigns? Drop us a line and we’ll hook ya up.