Seattle Times: Restaurant group supports increasing state’s minimum wage

Seattle Times, 11/5/2015

In an indication of how much traction the minimum-wage movement has gained statewide, the Washington Restaurant Association, which has opposed immediate citywide minimum-wage hikes to $15, said Thursday it now actively supports raising the state’s minimum wage.


Working Washington, a union-backed advocacy group pushing for increased minimum wages, called it “an extraordinary development” that the restaurant association “has now been compelled to publicly support higher wages,” and “perhaps the strongest indicator yet of how much our state’s politics have changed since fast food workers first went on strike for $15 an hour.”