Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Seattle Workers, Community Activists, and Kshama Sawant, Combine to Get $15 Minimum Wage!

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant, right, looks on as Stephanie Sucasaca holds up a fist as Sawant had just done while interpreting Sawant's remarks into Spanish on May Day. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)


“Seattle is setting the stage for future movements,” Sawant said. “Seattle will be the place with the highest minimum wage in the country. But how will we expect workers in other cities to fight big business if we don't set the right tone?
“It is true that we will not win everything,” she said as her amendments went down to defeat. “But people's movements today are not being defeated by business. They are being defeated by the elected leadership of this city.

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