Olympia needs a raise, secure scheduling, and paid sick & safe leave.

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Workers in Olympia are pushing for a higher minimum wage because too many of us still can’t afford the basics, contribute to the economy, or even think about planning for a future.

With higher wages and other workplace protections we will be able to support local business, pay our bills, and feel like a part of this community.


Join us and let’s make this happen.



Olympia, it's the data

Economic & Demographic profile

Raising wages in Olympia is good for workers, good for our community, and good for the whole economy.

  • 17.4% of Olympia residents required support from food stamps (SNAP) in the past 12 months
  • 30.1% of students in the Olympia School District receive free or reduced-price lunches, and 472 students are currently homeless.
  • 9.8% of employed people in Olympia have incomes below the poverty level, which is just $15,930 for a household of two.

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$15 an hour is really striking it right in the middle. It’s a reasonable ask. It’s not money that’s going to be going into stocks and bonds and yachts either. It’s money that’s going to go directly back to our economy, to local businesses. $15 is a living wage.
— Luke Bridges, Olympia restaurant worker
Taking care of people is what I do. It’s what I’ve done my whole life and we deserve better. We deserve to have a living wage. We’re taking it one city at a time and Olympia is next! I support the $15 for Olympia!
— Sharon Kitchel, Olympia homecare worker

We're already making news

The Olympian: Poll: 69 percent of Olympia voters want $15 minimum wage

"About 69 percent of Olympia voters support the establishment of a $15 minimum wage in the city, with the same number saying they would likely vote yes on such an initiative."

The Olympian: Crowd gathers to support $15 per hour wage in Olympia

"The current minimum wages fall short of what Olympia considers a living wage for single adults, which is $13.64 an hour, according to the city's comprehensive plan."

KIRO TV: Protestors say Washington state's minimum wage isn't enough to live on

"Roughly 40 enthusiastic protestors at Olympia's City Hall are saying the state's minimum wage of $9.47 an hour isn't enough to live on. They say $15 an hour is what it takes to rent an apartment in Olympia and meet basic needs."

Add your name and show your support for $15 and workers' rights in the city of Olympia!

Add your name and show your support for $15 and workers' rights in the city of Olympia!