Olympia Power & Light: Should Olympia have a $15 minimum wage? The debate arrives in our town

Olympia Power & Light, 6/6/2015

Successful campaigns in Seattle and SeaTac for a $15 minimum wage have spurred activity in Olympia, including organizing by supporters, preparation by opponents, and a conversation by the city council.


The local committee, supported by Working Washington, an advocacy group based in Seattle, has done several actions since December 2014, including strikes, a march through Capital Mall, and lobbying of state legislators. They have also canvassed Olympia neighborhoods, talking with residents door-to-door, sharing stories, and offering window signs that show support for the $15 minimum wage.