The Olympian: Minimum wage protest interrupts Thurston Chamber’s annual meeting

The Olympian, 5/13/2015

Sometimes a meeting, attended by more than 200 people, just doesn’t go as planned.

That was the case Wednesday for the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce’s 110th annual meeting when shortly after it started it was interrupted by a group of protesters, representing Working Washington.

That’s the same group that has staged recent gatherings in downtown Olympia in support of a $15-per-hour minimum wage.

About a half-dozen chanted during the brief protest, saying things such as “Dignity, respect, put $15 in my check,” and “When we fight, we win.”