Working Washington calls for boycott of businesses trying to lower the minimum wage, launches SUPPORTseattleWORKERS.com
Working Washington issues the following statement calling on the people of Seattle to stop doing business with companies which have joined efforts to leave workers in poverty by lowering the minimum wage:
If your business supports poverty wages, we won't support your business.
Working Washington is launching Support Seattle Workers today to meet the public demand for information about which businesses are supporting efforts lower the minimum wage. We are calling on consumers to consider that information before choosing where to spend their money.
Seventy-four percent of Seattleites — more than seven in ten — back the $15 minimum wage because they believe everyone should be able to support themselves, afford the basics, and contribute to the economy. That's why the City Council voted unanimously to pass the $15 minimum wage, and that's why the Mayor made history by signing it into law.
Nowa fringe group of right-wing conservatives, real estate developers, and corporate executives is funding "Forward Seattle", using misleading tactics to try and repeal our landmark minimum wage law.
Everyone has a right to their opinion. But business owners aligning themselves with reactionary funders who are trying to lower the minimum wage? That's not just having an opinion, that's going after the livelihoods of 100,000 poverty-wage workers. Who do they think their customers are, anyway?
Working Washington calls on Seattle to support workers by getting informed about who is standing with the right-wing conservatives, real estate developers, and corporate executives funding an effort to repeal the minimum wage. We encourage everyone to consider this information when choosing where to spend their next $15, $150, or $1500.
Contact: Sage Wilson, Working Washington: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Washington unites low-wage workers to fight for a fair economy where everyone can support themselves, afford the basics, and contribute to the economy. We launched the fast food strikes that sparked the fight for $15 in Seattle; we helped lead the successful campaign to pass $15 in SeaTac; and we work in coalition with unions, faith groups, and grassroots organizations to hold corporations & politicians accountable to community needs.