When the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee hears testimony on minimum wage, paid sick and safe time, and equal pay on Monday, Working Washington will be there to help.
We'll be handing out Business Lobbyist Mad Libs [PDF version] to help any business lobbyists putting together pro-poverty-wage testimony about the apocalypse they always predict is just over the bend if wages go up and standards are raised.
You can play online now — and see how closely the talking points you produce line up with the testimony offered before the legislature.
Who: Low-wage workers and others who support higher pay, higher standards, and a stronger economy.
What: Play Mad Libs to predict the testimony of business lobbyists and pro-poverty-wage legislators during State Senate hearing on minimum wage.
When: Monday, March 30, 1:30 pm
Where: State Capitol: Senate Hearing Room 4, Cherberg Building
We'll also be following the hearing online on twitter: @workingwa
And later this week in Seattle…
The first wage increase of the phase-in to $15 for Seattle takes place this Wednesday, and workers will be marking the big day:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015: Event with Mayor Murray and fast food strikers
9:00 am: Working Washington offices, 719 3rd Avenue
Fast food strikers and other worker leaders central to the landmark minimum wage victory will kick off the day with a ceremonial event where they will share stories with Mayor Murray about the fight for $15.
Stay tuned for more details in the days ahead.
Contact: Sage Wilson, Working Washington: firstname.lastname@example.org