Poverty-wage workers will lead a rally for higher pay at the State Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 4 — the same day the State House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development holds a pre-session hearing on minimum wage. No matter where you work or where you live in our state, you can’t support yourself when you’re working for nine dollars and change. And you can’t grow an economy on poverty wages, either.
That’s why the crisis of poverty-wage jobs likely to become one of the key issues in state politics next year — after all, no elected official can afford to ignore an issue that’s backed by two-thirds of voters.
TAKE A STAND! Join poverty-wage workers unable to support themselves on the state minimum wage of $9 and change, along with community supporters and elected officials as they rally at the State Capitol to raise pay and raise up Washington’s economy on Thursday, Dec. 4. Workers and supporters will gather at 3:30 p.m. with a program scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. You can RSVP at the rally’s Facebook event page.