The Olympian: Minimum wage backers slam Olympia council with poetry

The Olympian, 5/18/2016

A handful of people from Working Washington have been weekly fixtures at the council’s public comment period to advocate for a $15 minimum wage in Olympia and beyond.

The supporters took it to the next level Tuesday in what could have been the first organized poetry slam at an Olympia council meeting.

Councilman Jim Cooper said he looks forward to more conversations about raising the living wage and establishing more rights for workers such as paid sick leave.

“This is the most beautiful public comment in my four and a half years on the city council,” Cooper said.