Tuesday, November 10th
It's our time livestream
Workers are rising up across the state today to say, It's our time to move workers rights to the top of the political agenda.
After years of record profits, it’s our time to force corporations to provide good jobs & living wages. After years of ignoring what workers need, it’s our time to insist politicians respond to our issues. And after years of growing inequality, it's our time to win living wages and thriving communities across Washington.
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3 ways you can support today's day of action
6:30 AM, 7:00 am & 9:00 am: Seattle
6:30 am: Gather at Westlake Park (4th & Pine)
Coffee workers, fast food workers, healthcare workers, and other underpaid workers will march and take action at fast food and coffee locations to demand reliable schedules and access to hours.
7:00 am: Action near Pike Place Market (1st & Pike)
9:00 am: SEIU 775NW Offices (215 Columbia St)
Nursing home workers rally and hold press conference
9:30 AM: Spokane
W 3rd Ave & S Washington St (Fast food row)
Underpaid homecare workers and community supporters march and rally for living wages and rights on the job for all workers.
11:00 AM: Federal Way
Commons Mall: Gather at west side of Parking Lot
Fast food workers, retail workers, healthcare workers, other underpaid workers, and community supporters rally and march through Commons Mall for living wages and rights on the job for Federal Way workers and all workers
12:00 pm: Yakima
Rally at Millennium Plaza (7 South 3rd St)
March to Yakima City Hall (129 N 2nd Street)
Low-wage workers from agriculture, food service, and other industries march to City Hall with 1000 petition signatures in support of $15/hour.
1:30 pm: Lakewood
March and rally through Lakewood Towne Center
Fast food workers, retail workers, healthcare workers, other underpaid workers, and community supporters rally at Lakewood Towne Center for living wages and rights on the job for all workers in Pierce County and across the state
2:30 pm: Sea-Tac
Baggage handlers, ramp workers, and other underpaid Sea-Tac Airport workers who helped kick off the fight for $15 two years ago hold a press conference to call for living wages and rights on the job finally to arrive for Sea-Tac workers.
4:30 pm: Olympia
Gather at 1100 Plum St SE
March to Olympia City Hall (601 4th Ave E)
Fast food workers, retail workers, healthcare workers, students, retirees, and other community supporters rally downtown, then march to City Hall in support of $15 & workers rights for Olympia.
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Income inequality is holding back our economy: corporate profits and CEO salaries are at all time highs, but data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that more than 1 million people — 38% of all the workers in our state — in our state are paid less than $15/hour. A million people working poverty-wage jobs means a million people who can’t support themselves or contribute to our state’s economy.
When wages are raised, the economy thrives. That’s what we’ve seen in Seattle, which seen has more restaurant openings than ever and record-low unemployment since passing $15. It just makes sense: when more people have more money, that means more customers for more businesses. That’s how a consumer economy grows.
Workers are rising up on November 10th because after years of record profits, it’s our time to force corporations to provide good jobs & living wages. After years of ignoring what workers need, it’s our time to insist politicians respond to our issues. And after years of growing inequality, it's our time to win living wages and thriving communities across Washington.
We have the power and the numbers to change our political system. A recent national poll of workers paid less than $15/hr showed that:
- 69% of unregistered voters would register to vote if there was a candidate who supported $15/hr and a union
- 76% percent would pledge to vote for candidates who support $15 and a union.
- Across the country, it adds up to 48 million potential voters who could turn out if there were candidates who backed higher pay and union rights.