FAST FOOD WORKERS IN BELLEVUE, ABERDEEN, KENT, OLYMPIA, AND BEYOND HAVE VOTED TO JOIN A NATIONWIDE STRIKE OF THOUSANDS OF WORKERS IN 150+ CITIES FOR $15 & THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE WITHOUT RETALIATION.
STRIKE SUPPORT RALLY
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
STATE CAPITOL building, Olympia
WHY WE'RE ON STRIKE FOR $15 & THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE
Nobody can support themselves on nine dollars and change — and you can't support a local economy on poverty-wage jobs either. That's why we voted to join with workers in more than 150 cities and dozens of states to go on strike December 4th for $15 and the right to organize
We're on strike because no matter where you live or what your job is, everyone should be able support themselves. Different parts of our state face different economic realities, but workers everywhere have the same struggles: making the rent, paying the bills, supporting our families.
We're on strike because our communities need good jobs. We wear the uniforms of giant national chains, but we're paid poverty wages while billions in profits go to far-away corporate headquarters. That makes our lives a struggle and holds back our local economy.
We're on strike because we are people, too. While corporate profits are at record levels, eight of the ten fastest growing jobs in our economy pay poverty wages. We all deserve a better future, and $15/hour will help get us there.
- DECLINING INCOMES: New research shows that US household incomes declined from 2010 - 2012 — except for the richest few.
- HOUSING WAGE: You need a full-time job paying $14.81/hour in order to afford a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington State, according to research by the National Low Income Housing Coalition — and more than $18/hour for a 2-bedroom.
- JOBS OF THE FUTURE: Eight of the ten fastest-growing jobs in our economy pay poverty wages of less than $15/hour.
- RISING INEQUALITY: While 14% of Washington residents have incomes below the Federal poverty level, there are more than 5,800 people in our state with annual incomes about $1 million.
Jack-in-the-Box worker Anna Anderson explains her decision to rise up for $15.
ABERDEEN • 11am
KENT • 12pm
HOUSE LABOR COMMITTEE
MINIMUM WAGE HEARING
John L O'Brien Building,
House Hearing Room D
STRIKE SUPPORT RALLY
Steps of Legislative Building
2400 Capitol Mall Dr SW