As outrage grows over misleading tactics being used to try and turn back the clock on our minimum wage law...
From Fremont to South Lake Union to Capitol Hill, Working Washington supporters reach out to customers at businesses leading deceptive campaign to repeal minimum wage
With controversy building over Forward Seattle's misleading campaign to repeal the $15 minimum wage, living wage supporters are taking the next step: reaching out directly to the customers of the businesses driving the effort to turn back the clock on Seattle's minimum wage law.
Who: Supporters of the $15 minimum wage law passed unanimously by City Council and signed into law by the mayor
What: Reach out to potential customers of businesses driving the misleading effort to repeal Seattle's minimum wage law with a Consumer Alert, asking them to consider the fact that these businesses are actively supporting a misleading effort to repeal the minimum wage before choosing to spend money there.
When & Where: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
10:45 am in South Lake Union: Dollar Rent-a-car, 1900 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. The owner of Dollar Rent-a-Car has given thousands to the campaign to repeal the minimum wage. She also has made large contributions to Mitt Romney, John Boehner, the McCalin-Palin ticket, and other extreme conservative causes.
11:00am in Fremont: Flying Apron Bakery, 3510 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. The owner of Flying Apron is the chair of the campaign to repeal the minimum wage.
12:00 pm in Capitol Hill: Liberty Bar & Restaurant, 517 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112. The owner of Liberty was an early contributor to the campaign to repeal the minimum wage, and has been an outspoken opponent of Seattle's law.
Note: We have received numerous reports of corrupt signature gathering and can help arrange interviews with people who have direct experience. Please contact Sage Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
- Copy of the Consumer Alert flyers we will be distributing at Dollar Rent-a-Car, Flying Apron, Liberty, and other locations.
- More than 30,000 people have visited SupportSeattleWorkers.com in just a few days since it was launched to find out what businesses are actively contributing to this effort to repeal the minimum wage
- We have a recording of a signature gatherers misleading voters by claiming that their petition would raise the minimum wage, when it would actually repeal the minimum wage law.
- Numerous additional reports of misrepresentation by signature gatherers have come in from all across the city.
Contact: Sage Wilson, Working Washington: email@example.com
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.