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Next year’s state minimum wage of $9.47/hour not enough for workers to afford the basics

Fifteen-cent increase to state minimum wage comes up short for Washington workers Washington State minimum wage rising to $9.47/hour; still less than $20,000 a year, and still not enough to pay for basics The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries today announced that our state minimum wage will increase fifteen cents next year, from $9.32 to…

Eight arrested in Bellevue for civil disobedience over poverty wages

“We Are Rising”: WA-$15 arrives in Bellevue with 8 arrests after long march Culminating a day that saw fast food workers rising through an hours-long march across WA-$15 (formerly I-90), 8 were arrested by Bellevue police this evening over poverty wages. Committed to do “whatever it takes” to defend and expand the principle that everyone…

Expect civil disobedience after long march over WA-$15, as strike poverty movement continues to spread across the state

JUST ANNOUNCED: We Are Rising Rally, where workers from across the state will risk arrest in peaceful civil disobedience. Workers and supporters will begin gathering in downtown Bellevue at Main St & Bellevue Way SE at about 5:00 pm.  Complete list of upcoming times and locations: 12:00 pm: Rally in view of Lake Washington, WA-$15, Bellevue, and beyond: East Portal Viewpoint Park: 1400…