$15 for Yakima community campaign kick off: Wednesday, 9/2

Agricultural workers, fast food workers, and other low-wage workers across the Yakima Valley are coming together to launch a campaign for a $15 minimum wage. Raising the wage in Yakima will ensure everyone is paid enough to support themselves, afford the basics, and contribute to the economy.

Who: Fast food workers, agricultural workers, community leaders, and others from across Yakima Valley

What: Launch community campaign with Working Washington for $15 in Yakima and the Yakima Valley

When: Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 4:00 pm

Where: Washington Event Center, 2807 W Washington Ave, Yakima

Airport workers with Working Washington led the way to SeaTac’s $15 law, and fast food strikers with Working Washington helped spark the movement for $15 in Seattle. Now low-wage workers and community leaders from the Yakima area are joining with Working Washington to launch a campaign for higher wages here too.


Contact: Sage Wilson, Working Washington: sage@workingwa.org

Working Washington unites working people 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. For more information, including our press kit, visit workingWA.org.