Tag Archive: labor

We did it! Seattle workers win $15!

At 3:39PM on June 2nd, fast food workers made history when the Seattle City Council passed a $15 minimum wage by a unanimous 9-0 vote. It was only a year ago that fast food workers sparked this movement in Seattle with their first citywide strike. It was only six months ago that SeaTac voted to…

City Hall surrounded by $15 for Seattle

We are closer than ever to bringing a $15 minimum wage that will lift up all of Seattle by ensuring low wage workers can meet their basic needs and contribute to the economy. Closer, but not there yet. So we and a few hundred of our friends surrounded City Hall to show the breadth and…

ON STRIKE AGAINST SUBWAY: fast food workers deserve respect

Carlos Hernandez is a Subway worker who helped lead the fast food strikes this summer to demand that the huge, profitable fast food industry treat their workers with respect. Now Subway has fired him — supposedly over a 66¢ cookie. Federal charges have been filed alleging that Carlos was actually fired in retaliation for his…